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SLO issues more citations for gatherings, looks to control nightlife

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rying to enforce COVID-19 health orders on a weekend night in San Luis Obispo isn’t the easiest job, according to interim SLO Police Chief Jeff Smith. But with cases on the rise throughout the community, especially among college students, the city has pledged to double down on its virusrelated policing. “Where we’ve probably issued the most citations is the large parties,” Smith told New Times on Nov. 10, the same day SLO County hit 500 active infections for the first time. “You see the biggest increase in what could be considered the college crowd. We have issued several citations to individuals who’ve hosted large parties.” SLO issued its first citation for a large gathering on Sept. 19. In the remaining days of September, it issued nine others. Police have handed out 22 total fines for large gatherings to date. Over the Halloween weekend, Smith said he dispatched a patrol officer specifically to go look for signs of parties. The recent enforcement push is part of a larger city effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, as case numbers continue to climb and threaten to push SLO County backward on the state’s reopening timeline. According to county public health officials, “at least half” of the active COVID-19 cases in SLO County as of Nov. 10 are in Cal Poly students, who are living on- and off-campus. On Nov. 6, SLO issued a press release announcing more “targeted outreach” to the Cal Poly community about COVID-19 regulations and more “proactive patrols” to enforce orders. The city is doubling its fines for party-related (noise, gatherings, alcohol, etc.) violations. “We all have a personal responsibility to family, friends, small businesses, and the medical community to be attentive and to follow public health orders,” City Manager Derek Johnson said in the press release. “The community has asked for, and we will be more vigorous in our enforcement, of public health orders. We can do and must do better.” In addition to policing private parties, SLO is also trying to get a grip on its downtown

Stadium 805 gets green light to host six concerts in 2021

If COVID-19 allows it, Central Coast residents will very likely be able to attend concerts at the Santa Maria Raceway at some point next year. At a meeting on Nov. 10, the SLO County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a temporary commercial outdoor entertainment license application submitted by the Santa Maria Raceway, aka Stadium 805, allowing the venue to host six one-day concerts with up to 3,500 attendees throughout 2021. The decision came after more than two hours of public comment, largely in favor of Stadium 805 and the unique, family-friendly entertainment opportunities it offers residents of South County. “We’re extremely happy,” Stadium 805 owner

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CRACKING DOWN San Luis Obispo says it’s doing more to enforce public health orders—including policing its downtown nightlife—as cases of COVID-19 surge.

nightlife, which has picked up since the start of the school year. Chief Smith said there’s some confusion among bar and restaurant managers about the number of patrons who are allowed indoors at one time—currently 25 percent of max capacity at restaurants and bars that serve meals (bars that don’t are not supposed to be open). He said the city is preparing a comprehensive memo to business owners to spell out the expectations. “Part of the challenge is just making sure our downtown businesses understand capacity limits and truly what they’re allowed,” Smith said. “It presents a little bit of a challenge for my officers.” SLO police officers are patrolling downtown streets and documenting instances of large indoor crowds—later “forwarding it to our code

enforcement office,” Smith said. The Police Department is also in touch with bar and restaurant managers about their responsibility to enforce social distancing and mask wearing in the long lines that form outside. “My downtown sergeant has been reaching out about some of the concerns, especially when it comes to lines, making sure there’s distancing and people are wearing masks. They’re responsible for that,” Smith said. But the line gets blurrier in circumstances such as when patrons stop and mingle in large groups around businesses, Smith said. “You’ll have those individuals not intending to go into bars stopping and talking to people in line,” he said. “Where does the liability align then?” Δ —Peter Johnson

Nick Duggan told New Times, “and really happy for the community as a whole because it really is their venue.” The Santa Maria Raceway has been at the center of a debate over excessive noise and traffic for more than a year now. Although the facility has been hosting stock car races for more than 40 years, Duggan purchased it in 2018 with hopes of continuing the races and supplementing the track’s income with other events, such as concerts, beer and wine festivals, and fundraisers. Raceways struggle to survive on their own, Duggan said, and over the last several years, stand-alone tracks throughout California have had to close down. The most successful tracks, Duggan said, are those on fairgrounds, where concerts, games, rides, and other forms of entertainment are also available. So when Duggan purchased the raceway, he dubbed it

Stadium 805, remodeled it, and in the spring of 2019, it became a venue for more than just races. “We’ve had to go with that model to keep racing there,” Duggan said. “Racing is very important to us. It’s important to the community.” But the resulting traffic congestion, noise, and trash led to complaints from residents of a neighboring housing development, Costa Pacifica Estates. At a South County Advisory Council meeting in November 2019, several Costa Pacifica residents voiced concerns about excessive concert noise running late into the night even on weekdays, and traffic congestion and safety issues at intersections on Hutton Road and Vista Del Rio, the only road leading into the Costa Pacifica development. At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. NEWS continued page 6


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10, Costa Pacifica resident Terry Reible countered the comments of many other community members who suggested that Costa Pacifica residents hoped to shut the Santa Maria Speedway down for good and compared them to people who move in next to an airport then complain about the noise from planes. “We all want to see the racetrack stay open,” Reible said at the meeting. “And they’re 100 percent correct—we knew the racetrack was there when we moved in. We had to sign a disclaimer that there were, I believe, 10 races per year. Those races aren’t a problem. We don’t have a problem with the racetrack.” It’s the other events, which started up after many neighboring residents had already purchased their homes and moved in, that Reible said are the problem. They didn’t agree to live near those events, she said, and the lack of parking at Stadium 805 and traffic congestion issues have created a situation that could prove dangerous in a number of situations, say if first responders needed to get into the Costa Pacifica development. “Several, several issues need to be addressed before they allow a racetrack to turn into a concert venue,” she said. Supervisors attempted to find a compromise between the needs of Stadium 805 and its neighbors through several unique conditions outlined in the temporary license. In its application, Stadium 805 submitted a detailed plan for traffic mitigation during concerts, which will include hiring California Highway Patrol officers to direct traffic during each event. Concerts aren’t allowed Monday through Thursday, and are only allowed between noon and 10 p.m. Residents of the Costa Pacifica development must be notified 30 days prior to concerts, and before any such events are allowed at Stadium 805, its owners will have to submit a sound monitoring plan to the county for review and implementation. —Kasey Bubnash

Local residents echo national voter fraud claims

Voter fraud concerns grew nationally over the weekend after the Associated Press called the Nov. 3 presidential election for Joe Biden, and President Donald Trump alleged that widespread fraud tampered with the election. Local Facebook users shared messages congratulating President Trump for winning, posted the phrase “legal ballots matter,” and shared an online petition to recount or revote the entire 2020 presidential election—it has more than 2.4 million signatures. Others like Debi Cloud shared a #StopTheSteal rally event that took place on Nov. 8 where Trump supporters were called to “circle the town” in Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Santa Margarita, Five Cities, and Nipomo. “We need to rally together and show our support for our president, and show our God we have faith,” Cloud said in her post. Concerns include many claims being pushed by President Trump and his campaign team: ballots being dumped at county clerk-recorder’s offices, votes accepted after legal deadlines, voter machine glitches, and absentee ballots requested by dead people. “Last night I was leading, often

solidly, in many key states, in almost all instances democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 4. Fifth District SLO County Supervisor Debbie Arnold said it’s only natural for passionate people to be concerned about things they really care about. “I can just say that election integrity is important to everyone not just supporters of one particular candidate or one particular election,” Arnold said. “I can tell you for certain that I support legal efforts to ensure there’s no voter fraud, and that goes for any election.” The election process has changed over the years, she said. Looking back on her first election in 2007 Arnold remembers awaiting election results the same night. “You were really watching like you would a horse race. You watch the race unfold right before your eyes, and when you went to bed at night you pretty much knew,” Arnold said. “Today we don’t expect that we’ll know for a week or longer.” Republican Party of SLO County Chair Randall Jordan told New Times that there are 440,000 votes in question in California but none were found in San Luis Obispo County. He said he’s been in touch with the Fresno County Republican Party, which is working with the Fresno County Clerk-Recorder’s Office on 19,000 allegedly fraudulent votes. New Times reached out to the Fresno County ClerkRecorder’s Office but did not receive a response before press time. Jordan said the SLO County ClerkRecorder’s Office has been very cooperative in allowing himself and other members to observe the ballot verification process. “We have observed the signature verification, we’ve observed the opening of ballots, and we’ve observed the actual ballots themselves. I can’t say that we’ve seen any irregularities,” he said. “[SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong] runs a tight ship.” Jordan attributes the long wait for certified election results to mail-in ballots. “That’s something that we as conservatives have fought and are continuing to fight. The correct way to vote is to go to a polling place to show your I.D. and vote,” he said. “That way your vote is counted, it’s turned in, and you get a result quickly.” SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong told New Times his office hasn’t received any reports or concerns of voter fraud. He said every state has different laws surrounding their election processes. “California, we’ve been through the gamut for this year because of COVID-19 response, and each state went through their own changes that they see fit to accommodate for it,” Gong said. There was also a shift, he said, in how residents cast their vote with 95 percent of voters returning ballots by mail and only 5 percent voting in person. The clerk’s office accommodated the change by ensuring everyone received a ballot in the mail and preparing 23 election locations. “Things really went off well without a hitch with all of the efforts that we put into it,” he said. “I think it was the same way across the state, every county stepped up to the call and it did well.” When asked about the national voter

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fraud claims, Gong said that as successful as elections have seemed to be across the nation during the past week and even before that, “it’s really unfortunate that some of these are baseless rumors.” He encourages residents to learn more about the election process, volunteer to be an observer during an election, and ask questions. Jordan said the only true way to ensure the votes are legitimate, in his view, is to audit them. He said once the votes in question are audited, the election will have been legitimate. “And just like we did in 2004 with Barack Obama, we never stopped fighting his policies but we didn’t fight the president,” Jordan said. “Conservatives and Republicans will not do to our president, whichever one is our president, what the [Democrats] did to President Trump, make his life a living heck for four years. We don’t do that. That’s not our style. Once this thing is certified and then audited, that’s it. We’re done.” —Karen Garcia

Owners of dog killed by SLO police officer settle with city

San Luis Obispo reached a settlement with a local dog owner who’d filed a claim against the city over a 2019 incident in which a police officer shot and killed his dog in his driveway. City resident Nick Regalia and his former partner, Riley Manford, received $70,000 in the Oct. 1 settlement to cover emotional and financial damages, as well as attorney fees. “It’s not a form of justice,” Regalia told New Times. “They’re just paying me off, basically.” SLO Police Officer Joshua Walsh shot their dog, Bubbs, twice on Sept. 26, 2019, after the pit bull-boxer mix had been growling at officers who’d arrived at their house mid-morning in response to a falsealarm burglary call. The dog owners described Walsh’s impulse to shoot as reckless and unnecessary, while police claimed Bubbs had been “charging” at the officers in the driveway. The city of SLO has denied all of New Times’ records requests to review the officer body camera footage and the findings of an internal police investigation. City Attorney Christine Dietrick only acknowledged in a recent email that the city had completed an internal investigation. State law now compels police agencies to release those records in cases of police-involved shootings—but only when human beings are the victims, not animals, according to Dietrick. After he spent most of the past year on administrative leave or reassignment, Walsh went back on patrol for the SLO Police Department on July 13. Regalia told New Times that the $70,000 settlement did nothing to achieve his goal of getting Walsh terminated for the shooting. But he said the department has since adopted some animal training for its officers, and he added that his experience serves as another example of why police reform is needed. “I would trade every cent [of the settlement] just for him to be held accountable,” Regalia said. “They knew they messed up. It wasn’t what I was looking for, obviously, but hopefully it’s going to enact some change.” —Peter Johnson

Several SLO County races still too close to call

There were still about 5,000 ballots left to count in SLO County by press time on Nov. 11, and the ultimate decision could rely on the last few votes in several races where candidates are neck and neck. In Pismo Beach, unofficial election results from Nov. 9 show City Council candidate and newbie Scott Newton with a comfortable 12 point lead over his nearest opponents, leaving incumbents Marcia Guthrie and Erik Howell to battle it out for the second open seat—and the race is tight. While results from election night put Guthrie ahead of Howell by about 2 percentage points, Howell is gaining, and as of Nov. 9, he was trailing by just 51 votes. The race for a two-year City Council term in Grover Beach is even closer now than it was on election night, with second-time candidate Robert Robert ahead of opponent David Duringer by 48 votes. While candidate Fred Buenrostro, Jr. was Robert’s closest competitor in the initial results released on election night, Duringer jumped ahead over the weekend, gaining a two point lead over Buenrostro in the Nov. 9 results. Incumbent Morro Bay Mayor John Headding had more than 50 percent of the vote as of Nov. 9, with candidate John Weiss trailing by 110 votes. And in San Luis Obispo, incumbent Andy Pease maintained a fairly significant lead over her opponents in the Nov. 9 results, while candidate Abrianna Torres gained on candidate Jan Howell Marx, landing about 500 votes short. While the race for California’s 35th District Assembly seat appeared close on election night, with incumbent Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) ahead of challenger Dawn Addis by just four points, Cunningham had gained a significant lead by Nov. 9, garnering a little more than 54 percent of the counted votes. —Kasey Bubnash

Morro Bay paves the way for electric charging stations

On Nov. 10, the Morro Bay City Council passed an ordinance to provide a streamlined permitting process for electric vehicle charging systems. In 2015, then California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1236 requiring jurisdictions with fewer than 200,000 people to establish procedures for expedited processes for permitting electric charging stations before Sept. 20, 2017. Morro Bay is a few years behind, Community Development Director Scot Graham said, because building division staffing was in transition duing 2017 and lacked the capacity to bring forward an ordinance. According to a city staff report, the city hasn’t received any larger commercial EV charging project applications since the bill was passed. Within the new ordinance, the city will implement an expedited permit and review process including electronic submittal and electronic signature for application authorization. City Councilmembers Dawn Addis and Jeff Heller thanked Graham and his staff for their efforts, stating that it was a move in the right direction. ∆ —Karen Garcia


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Drawing a line A Cuesta trustee is among several local leaders criticized for sharing controversial views online

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here’s not a whole lot that can surprise Cuesta College student Dawn Grillo at this point. Grillo is president of Cuesta’s Black Student Union and a member of the Associated Students of Cuesta College, and when her fellow student representatives showed her some controversial Facebook posts—which critics have called racist, homophobic, and Islamaphobic—shared by one of Cuesta’s trustees, she was appalled. But she wasn’t surprised. “Great,” Grillo said she thought. “Another one. Here we go.” Pete Sysak, president of the Cuesta College board of trustees, came under fire recently for posts on his personal Facebook page that contain everything from totally false information to anti-gay and anti-Islam sentiments. A number of Sysak’s posts were reportedly deleted around the time The Cuestonian and The Tribune published stories about Sysak’s activity online and his page has since become private, but many polarizing posts remained available for public viewing when New Times searched on Oct. 29. In a meme Sysak had shared on Oct. 8, the faces of now President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are photoshopped onto the bodies of

people wearing Nazi uniforms, and reads, “WE’RE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS.” Facebook flagged several posts on Sysak’s page as containing misleading or totally inaccurate information, including one from Oct. 12 that falsely claims abolishing the Electoral College would make Los Angeles County “stronger than 43 states.” Dozens of Cuesta students, faculty, and staff condemned Sysak’s posts during a board of trustees meeting on Nov. 4, where many called Sysak’s views misinformed and misrepresentative of the Cuesta community. Nearly everyone who spoke called for his resignation. Grillo wasn’t at that meeting, but she agrees Sysak should resign. Of course, Grillo said, everyone has the right to express their opinions. “But when you’re representing a group of people, you have to, at the very least, be impartial,” Grillo told New Times. “And he’s clearly not neutral.” Sysak hasn’t addressed the issue publicly and didn’t respond to a request for comment, but even if he resigns, Grillo said that wouldn’t fix the bigger issue. Intolerance is widespread throughout the whole city of San Luis Obispo, the whole state, and the entire country.

“It’s a systemic thing,” she said. “It’s within the system.” Sysak isn’t the first SLO County public official to get heat over a controversial presence online. In October, San Luis Coastal Unified School District board candidate Eve Dobler-Drew was criticized for sharing information associated with a QAnon conspiracy theory on Facebook, along with misinformation about the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19. According to SLO County’s unofficial election results from Nov. 6, Dobler-Drew could very likely be elected to the board. In September, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District board clerk Chris Arend caught flak for arguing in an opinion piece published by CalCoastNews that systemic racism is a myth. In January, Nipomo “Citizen of the Year” Jim Harrison resigned from his position on the SLO County Planning Commission after community members complained about his Facebook posts likening Democrats to Nazis and calling for Islam to be banned in the U.S. The trend has sparked a local debate over what content is appropriate for public officials to share publicly and online and what should happen if a line is crossed. “I think it’s representative of a bitter trend in our culture,” Cal Poly journalism lecturer Kim Bisheff told New Times. Bisheff worked at the Los Angeles Times before joining the Cal Poly team, and now she often researches, writes, and lectures about the spread of misinformation through social networks. Misinformation—misleading and

outwardly false information that is often intended to deceive those who ingest it—is becoming increasingly common on social media. Everyone with a computer is at risk of being duped by falsities online, Bisheff said, especially older generations. In a recent report published by scholars at several universities, researchers analyzed about 30 million tweets related to COVID-19 collected between January and September from more than 500,000 registered U.S. voters. The report concluded that while older voters of all political orientations shared more fake news than younger Twitter users overall, Republicans over the age of 65 were the most likely to share stories from fake and misleading sites. Roughly 5 percent of all URLs shared by that group came from known fake domains. Older folks, Bisheff said, didn’t grow up with the internet or social media and thus don’t have as much knowledge about the signs that content online might be fake or misleading. Still, Bisheff said, everyone who goes online has a responsibility to ensure that what they’re sharing is accurate, especially public officials. “It’s really upsetting to me that people who we’ve chosen to be leaders in the education realm are making such big mistakes in this area,” Bisheff said. “That doesn’t bode well for the rest of us, and it doesn’t give us a lot of confidence in their decision-making abilities across the board.” Steve Leone, an English instructor at Cuesta College, couldn’t agree more. TRUSTEE continued page 8

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“I was shocked, saddened, disappointed, and then later angered by Pete Sysak’s communication to the public,” Leone told New Times, “which does not represent what we do on behalf of students and student equity.” Equity is important to Leone. Years ago Leone was president of the academic senate, a group of faculty and staff who make recommendations to Cuesta College administration regarding academic matters. At the time, Leone said the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate initiative, a self-directed anti-bias program, was making its way through K-12 schools throughout the country. Leone and other academic senate members drafted a No Place for Hate resolution customized for Cuesta’s campus, presented it to the board of trustees, and it passed in 2010 without much discussion. Cuesta’s No Place for Hate resolution essentially establishes that Cuesta’s campus is a safe space for students of all identities, that it has no tolerance for hate speech, and ensures that educators will work toward equity for underrepresented students. The messaging in many of Sysak’s public posts on Facebook, where he identifies himself as a Cuesta trustee, clearly violates the terms of that resolution, Leone said. “So no, he doesn’t have the right to do that,” Leone said, adding that Sysak is also in conflict with Cuesta’s mission statement, which states that Cuesta College is an “inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their goals.” “And that’s the statement he’s supposed to operate under primarily,” Leone said.

Faculty leaders are considering taking a vote of no confidence on Sysak, which Leone said could at least show that a majority of Cuesta’s employees disagree with his sentiments. At a 1:30 p.m. meeting on Nov. 13, the academic senate plans to consider a resolution that calls for a censure, which is essentially a public admonishment of Sysak’s posts and could bar him from publicly sharing his opinions in the future. But Chris Arend, the Paso Robles school board clerk who argued that systemic racism is a myth, said the idea that officials like himself aren’t allowed to speak publicly on their own behalf is “absolute garbage.” “We as board members do not give up our right to free speech when we join the board,” he told New Times. “We can opine about anything, we just don’t do it in the name of the school board.” Although Arend’s situation didn’t involve social media, he said he faced many of the same criticisms that Sysak and others have for publicizing controversial conservative views. After publishing his piece, Arend said he was immediately cast off by some as a racist, morally depraved, and unfit to make decisions related to education. It wasn’t unexpected, he said. That’s the emotional reaction he sees from the left time and time again in lieu of any real discussion or argument. “This kind of, ‘We’re morally superior to you so we don’t have to think about the points you raise,’ is a little bit idiotic,” Arend said. ∆ Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash can be reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com.

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aso Robles is on track to have its first-ever homeless shelter up and running by the start of winter. But it won’t be at the new facility the city had planned to build near the Salinas River. Instead, it will be at a former Motel 6, which the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) just purchased with $12.4 million in state grants. Three local housing organizations— HASLO, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, and the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO)—collaborated this summer to pursue one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Project Homekey grants. The new statewide program put $627 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds toward helping local agencies buy motels and other facilities to turn into homeless and low-income housing. It was a spin-off of Newsom’s Project Roomkey, which leased motels to counties to house homeless individuals with COVID-19. “Because it’d been successful in getting people off the street right away, the governor’s thought was, ‘Let’s keep them housed,’” Peoples’ Self-Help Housing CEO Kenneth Trigueiro told New Times. “We said, ‘This looks like probably a prime opportunity if we can find a motel that is

suitable to meet the state guidelines.’” Project Homekey’s launch came around the same time Paso learned it would cost an estimated $2.7 million—three times more than expected—to build its proposed 37-bed shelter facility on Sulfur Springs Road. “It didn’t look like the project with the city was going to go through, and I think it was very serendipitous that that same week, we were hearing that Project Homekey was coming up to be an opportunity,” Trigueiro explained. Led by HASLO, which administers Section 8 vouchers for all of SLO County, the partners found the 122-bed Motel 6 on Black Oak Drive on the market and applied for the grant. On Oct. 16, the state announced a $15 million allocation—enough to acquire the motel and run a 50-room homeless shelter and a 63-unit low-income housing project for two years. Trigueiro said he expects the operation to be self-sufficient after two years and that all three entities are committed to the project for at least five years. “The great thing is there’s no debt. It’s just the operations costs of maintaining and paying staff,” he said. “HASLO is playing the lion’s share of the role as property

manager. And then ECHO will be operating, probably through a lease arrangement, those 50 rooms [for a homeless shelter].” The Paso Robles City Council discussed the project in October, ultimately endorsing it. While the Homekey program is designed to move quickly— bypassing local land-use authority and environmental review—the property’s new use will still comply with Paso city zoning. That was a big reason for choosing that location, Trigueiro said. At an Oct. 29 special meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to give a $1.5 million state grant it was going to spend on its homeless shelter to the new project. A city staff report stated that the motel conversion will “provide low-barrier emergency shelter necessary to help facilitate relocation of homeless person camping in hazardous areas of the Salinas River and other areas of the city.” Councilmember Steve Gregory pointed out that the city will receive both homeless services and 63 affordable housing units at virtually no cost. “There’s nothing the city has to give up,” Gregory said at the meeting. “We have this opportunity. It didn’t maybe happen the way we thought it would, but this is an amazing, amazing gift to our community.” Some residents and business groups questioned the project’s location, process, and neighborhood impacts. During the Oct. 29 meeting, 33-year resident Debbie Trinidad asked the council “to slow down” and “properly plan” a project. Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

President Gina Fitzpatrick shared her members’ disappointment with the “opaque” process and asked for stronger engagement with the business community. Stacy Jacobs, executive director of Travel Paso, pointed out that the project is located in “a major corridor of Paso Robles where nearly 450 hotel rooms reside.” She asked that nearby hoteliers be consulted about security plans. “Hotels in that area are concerned about becoming known as located next to ‘Paso Robles Homeless Shelter,’” Jacobs said. Project leaders agreed to keep an open dialogue with the community as well as implement a variety of security measures—from surveillance cameras, to fencing, to having on-site staffing. Wendy Lewis, CEO of ECHO, which operates a 50-bed homeless shelter in Atascadero, said that the tentative name for the Paso shelter is “First Step.” “We’d be open to conversation, but we really do think that’s a great name,” Lewis said on Oct. 29. “It’s someone’s first step really into getting resources that ultimately lead to housing.” ECHO’s shelter portion of the project will open shortly after the property sale closes on Dec. 2. “We do see a critical need,” Lewis said. “In our county, 74 percent of the people counted [as homeless] were born and raised here. They were our neighbors, our parents, our kids.” ∆ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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CARING FOR OTHERS Linda Quesenberry, her team, and their collaborative partners have remained available for the Los Osos, Morro Bay, and Cayucos community, serving more than 500 people this year.

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hen Linda Quesenberry looks back on the last nearly nine months, the biggest takeaway for her is that when people are in need, the community really is there for one another. Quesenberry is the vice chair and executive director for Los Osos Cares, a nonprofit that supports Estero Bay, which includes Los Osos, Morro Bay, and Cayucos. This year the nonprofit has served more than 500 people with its programs. She said the organization has many individuals who are regularly in touch with Los Osos Cares for assistance or information, but the public health crisis has affected individuals of all ages with new and differing needs. “There were a lot of people that were affected by COVID-19 whether it was by losing their job, they’ve gotten sick themselves, or are caring for a sick individual. There were just a lot of different reasons,” Quesenberry said. In order to provide information to those who are homebound or unable to leave their home due to their risk of being exposed to the virus, the nonprofit launched its program Estero Bay R U OK. The senior phone helpline was launched and is operated by three team members with a separate phone line for each Estero Bay community. Quesenberry said the program was a way to establish a direct line of information, referral services, connection to resources, and emergency funding with an individual who is knowledgeable about the area and its current resources. In a continued effort to provide seniors with aid during this time, the organization hosted its first drive-through Senior Health Fair in October: 55 attendees had access to 26 informational agencies and bags of produce donated by the SLO Food Bank. The nonprofit’s resource center is made possible by collaborations with local service providers, agencies, and other organizations. At the center, clients can still meet with a Prado Outreach Worker, and small socially distanced meetings are held every Thursday with the Transitions Mental Health Association’s (TMHA) Family Advocate team. Quesenberry said the Los Osos Cares Community Dinners program continues to provide meals to 75 to 100 people each week from 5 to 6 p.m. at the South Bay Community Center. Instead of enjoying the meal in the company of others as before, participants receive their meals to-go. The organization is slated to provide free Thanksgiving takeout dinners on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m., which

will be hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Turkey vouchers were donated by Golden State Water of Los Osos. The organization is looking for volunteers to cook and carve one or more turkeys as well as donations that include stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, or roasted vegetables. With a core group of volunteers and board of directors, Quesenberry said the nonprofit has been able to continue its partnerships and provide the community with assistance during this unique and challenging year. Looking ahead, Quesenberry said she worries about individuals who weren’t able to afford their rent during this time and could possibly face being displaced from their homes. She and her team, however, are ready to tackle the issues with their collaborative partners just as they have with COVID-19. To get in contact with Los Osos Cares call (805) 592-2701 or email wecareinlososos@ gmail.com.

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BY NICHOLAS JUREN

Share Morro Bay The recent short-term vacation rental ordinance was a compromise

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am writing this in response to Morro Bay City Councilman Jeff Heller’s op ed on Nov. 5 about the recent short-term vacation rental (STR) ordinance adopted by the city of Morro Bay (“Neighborhood character”). As you might guess, he was the singular “no” vote on the adoption of this ordinance, which is a pattern that can be seen throughout his term on the council—he typically votes against any agenda items that are designed to move the city toward achieving financial viability and resolving issues that have plagued the community for years, such as the water treatment facility. The four-plus years of battling over vacation rentals in Morro Bay was over with the city’s submission of new and detailed regulations to the California Coastal Commission for approval. This is an opportune time to reiterate that the Coastal Commission’s role is to preserve coastal access for all in the state, not just the privileged few who have made the coast their home. The commission protects this access for all from the vocal locals who would try to preserve access only for themselves. Mr. Heller was correct in saying that the new ordinance satisfies the California Coastal Commission’s desire to ensure that the public has affordable lodging options available in the coastal zones so that all people can enjoy the beautiful beaches and ocean that we are so blessed to gaze upon every day. In the direct beach-assessable areas known as the Beach Tract, many of the homes are second homes that are just occasionally

HODIN

occupied, so really what the permanent residents would like is that all these second homes be “dark and quiet.” Mr. Heller is also correct in saying that the ordinance protects the tax generated by STRs. This is an important factor since the city is in very bad shape financially because of the pandemic. Morro Bay’s only industry is tourism so to eliminate a very popular lodging option for our tourists could have huge negative impacts to the city. Also, please don’t buy the argument that these homes take up affordable housing. These STR homes are owned by people who spend many weekends or even extended periods of time in their home so they would not make them available for long-term housing even if they couldn’t offer them as a vacation rental! What I don’t agree with Mr. Heller on is that the new ordinance primarily protects the financial interests of the STR owners. What it does is protect property rights. All current license holders purchased and furnished their homes to operate as an STR in good faith and with the understanding that if they were compliant with regulations, they would be allowed to continue to operate and receive the money generated from the home in order to cover their mortgage until, in many cases, the owner retires here. The new ordinance includes an estimated 500 percent increase in license/permit fees to operate a STR in the city in order to fund proper enforcement in the city for the very first time. It should be noted that in the last decade the city cannot produce even a single violation for a licensed STR under the current ordinance.

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It’s very clear that the real issue in the city has been one of enforcement of regulations, the elimination of the many unlicensed STR operations, and the control of the city’s large number of second homes, which number about 1,300 or approximately 20 percent of the total housing stock. The new ordinance includes many provisions that should reduce the number of STRs over time and promote better behavior by STR guests. These include the reduction of licenses for non-hosted STRs from 250 to 175; proximity regulations for new licenses that require 175 feet of separation between STRs; signs visible from the street that indicate the home is a licensed STR and showing the local contact info; requiring all parking on-site; requiring a “Good Neighbor Brochure” in every STR; setting the maximum number of overnight occupants at 10 regardless of the size of the home; and restricting occupancy to less in some cases based on the number of bedrooms. Mr. Heller’s comparison of the density rules in Los Osos (not a tourist town) to Morro Bay (primarily a tourist town) is apples to oranges! As Morro Bay’s largest management company for non-hosted STRs, we are not completely happy with the new regulations, as they will reduce income to our owners, increase operational costs, and set new hurdles of compliance. We also are not happy with the 500 percent increase in license/permit fees or the City Council-mandated increase of our total tax paid on every dollar of every rental to 13 percent, a 30 percent increase. However, we will actively support the approval of the new regulations at the Coastal Commission level because we believe it’s a compromise and will bring relief to the city and its residents. For more detailed information about the ordinance and general information on the

STR challenges up and down our coast, please visit sharemorrobay.com. Δ Nicholas Juren is a real estate broker and co-owner of Beach-N-Bay Getaways and URelax Vacation Rentals in Morro Bay. Send your response to letters@ newtimesslo.com.

Letters Media perspective

After reading Mr. Fonzi’s opinion “Dig a little deeper” (Nov. 5), I looked up the word perspective in my dictionary. It states in part “perspective is the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.” I agree with his assertion that “our national and often local press is lockstepped in ideological conformity and demands that its readers join in conformity of thought.” Fonzi pushes a narrative that politicizes the media as being biased toward liberalism. I believe his perspective is wrong. Professional journalists have an ethical code to report facts and represent truth. From my perspective, the media’s ideological conformity is to report verifiable facts and truth. All media consumers should have conformity of thought to insist on accurate, truthful reporting. We should insist media reporting calls out people, especially elected officials, who push out narratives based on lies, misinformation, and deception. Media should always shine a light on false narratives, political and social demagoguery, and fake conspiracies. This kind of media ideological conformity allows us to make well-informed, wise decisions to improve ourselves, our communities, our country, and the world. Dean Arrighi San Luis Obispo


Holiday Won, not done Open House I Opinion

Rhetoric&Reason

BY ANDREW CHRISTIE

’m writing this on Nov. 8. It’s still sinking in. The most votes cast in U.S. history. The Sunrise Movement. Black Lives Matter. Sierra Club Independent Action. The Nevada Native Vote Project. Stacey Abrams, MVP. Millions of letters, texts, and phone calls to voters in swing states to get out the vote. (Word to the Shredder and all fans of toxic cynicism: Activism works.) The bulletins from the alternate reality/conspiracy universe, gerrymandering, voter suppression laws, “claimed” states, straight-up efforts to stop votes from being counted, groundless lawsuits, and all related attempts to delegitimize the election failed, and will keep failing. With democracy on the line, we pulled away from the fast track to authoritarian rule, and what could have happened if we hadn’t pulled it off didn’t happen. On the morning of Nov. 7, at virtually the same moment when the networks announced that Joseph R. Biden had been elected president of the United States, Sierra Club California held its annual summit meeting virtually on Zoom. This year’s theme was Beyond November: The Future of Green in the Golden State. Some of California’s most influential movers and shakers in environmental policy and politics shared their thoughts about where we can and should go next in California. Interactive breakout sessions discussed big ideas related to energy and climate, water, and wildlands and parks. The timing was a coincidence, but the headline news of the day lent a certain energy to the proceedings. On the panel discussion for the day, Felicia Marcus, former chair of the California State Water Board, found hope in the water: Gov. Gavin Newsom has prioritized safe drinking water, and good legislation has happened to get clean water for everybody, over the objections of the major water agencies. There has also been progress in urban greening, the continued movement toward 100 percent recycled water statewide, the focus on equity, and coping with sea level rise via wetlands restoration instead of seawalls. Much of this work is being done by cities, which are way ahead of state and federal governments. She concluded: “At a local level, you can really make a difference.” Daniel Kammen, former U.S. science envoy for the State Department, noted pointedly that California had just rejected Proposition 16, which sought to prevent discrimination and provide equal opportunities and fair wages for women and people of color. The initiative lost by 2 million votes, showing that, when it comes to systemic racism, we are hypocrites, with a long history of saying one thing and doing another. He took heart in the fact that Kamala Harris gets it, which means there is likely going to be a federal task force focused on climate justice in the near future. He concluded that we need to find “places where we can make our actions match our words.”

I can’t parse the meaning of Nov. 7 better than Vote Save America did that day: “What happened was that people poured into airports to protest the Muslim ban. Women marched in the streets with their daughters and sons. Crowds rushed to the border to show the world that immigrant children were being ripped from the arms of their parents. Organizers filled the halls of Congress to protect millions from losing their health care. Students launched a movement to save their friends from gun violence and another to save the planet from climate change. Americans of all ages joined Black and brown organizers in the largest demonstrations this country has ever seen to battle the forces of racism and injustice.” No one in my email inbox put it better than this: “The news coverage was striking in that I fully realized how debilitating the absence of seeing happiness has been to my psyche over the last four years. Make America Happy Again.” And no one anywhere will ever put it better than Van Jones, choking back tears on CNN, and concluding, “The character of the country matters. And being a good man matters. I just want my sons to look at this. It is easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff. But it comes back around. And that’s a good thing for this country.” Congratulations to everyone who made it happen. Everything you did made a difference. So take some personal time. Breathe the free air. Then look for places where you can make your actions match your words, at the local level, where you can really make a difference. Let me suggest the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. We’ll be meeting via Zoom with Rebecca August, director of advocacy for Los Padres ForestWatch, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. We’ll get an update on the threats directed toward our public lands, including the Los Padres, Montaña de Oro, and Carrizo Plain, by President-elect Biden’s predecessor— threats that will remain threatening for the next two months. RSVP at sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. ∆

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Opinion

The Shredder

Fraud and resignation

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ow about a little existential angst to go with your post-election hangover? When do facts become opinions and opinions become facts? Wait a second, let me retract those questions. I forgot for a second that I’m supposed to be a toxic cynic, according to Rhetoric and Reason columnist Andrew Christie, not well-reasoned, funny, and devastatingly good-looking—which is how I view myself. But even Shredders have to break character sometimes. Locally, we’re locked in the same intense battle that the nation is. Only it’s hard to call an election fraudulent when one Republican wins and another loses. But people do. Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) won, while Congressional candidate Andy Caldwell lost. Mostly because Caldwell wasn’t afraid to express his particular brand of conservative crazy, which was apparently palatable to only 30 percent of the 24th District, and Cunningham is pretty quiet about any issue that carries the slightest hint of controversy. And local Republicans are champing at the bit one-term President Donald Trump drags them around with to cry foul in the presidential election! Why not? He told us that the election is fraudulent with nary a shred of actual evidence! But we’re not the sheeple, Democrats are! Never mind the fact that Republicans

in Pennsylvania were elected to maintain absolute control over the state Legislature, that a Republican beat out a Democrat to become the state’s next auditor-controller, or that Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick hung onto his Bucks County seat despite being a Democratic target in 2020! Only the presidential race was rigged, even though it’s on the same ballot as all of those other offices. The Republican Party of SLO County (RPSLO) wants you to help pay for the “Official Election Defense Fund.” Don’t worry, though, your contribution will get “1,000 percent match”! Find out how to waste your money today by visiting their website. David Duringer of Grover Beach, who could very well be the town’s next City Council member, is convinced that his side—the party of Trump— is the majority and his side won in a landslide, according to his Facebook posts! Duringer, who owns the Guntrust Institute, is ramping up airsoft training sessions to everyone in nearby communities now that the election is over. Book yours today! If Duringer loses the extremely tight City Council race, will he cry voter fraud? And if he wins, maybe his opponents could. I think that’s how it works these days. And the liberals, progressives, Democrats, whatever you want to call them? Well, it sure seems like some of them

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would just really appreciate it if all of you elected officials with opinions they don’t like would just shut up or resign. Because that’s what’s happening on local school boards. Some local residents are calling for Cuesta College board trustee Pete Sysak to resign for posts on his personal Facebook page. He’s apparently anti-gay and anti-Islam, as well as in the business of peddling false information. Cuesta English instructor Steve Leone was upset about Sysak’s communication to the public (or lack thereof) about the issue and said Sysak doesn’t represent the college’s views of being open and welcoming to people of all stripes and colors. Sysak’s views are reprehensible, so I get being upset. But Leone went so far to say that Sysak doesn’t have a right to express views like that. And dammit, guys, I hate it when you do this, but I’m going to have to agree with another dunce: Paso Robles Joint Unified School District board clerk Chris Arend. The guy doesn’t believe that racism is systemic—which is obviously total BS— and isn’t afraid to express it very publicly. Area residents also called for him to resign over his extremely long opinion piece in CalCoastNews, which was borderline conspiracy theory masquerading as an academic think piece, which said exactly

that. In response to the outcry, he said the idea that elected public officials like himself aren’t allowed to speak publicly or on their own behalf is “absolute garbage.” And, he’s right. Why do I feel the need to remind people that school board members are elected to their positions? They aren’t appointed, like ex-SLO County Planning Commissioner Jim Harrison, who resigned earlier this year over a similar situation. Like Sysak, he compares Democrats to Nazis without a trace of irony. Board members in local school districts run for office just like all of the other people we love to hate. They’re on the same ballot as the race to become POTUS. And, hey, this year, a QAnon conspiracy theorist—among other things—might have even been elected to serve on the San Luis Coastal Unified School District board. Come on, everyone! We can’t figure out how to field a decent candidate to beat out someone with those opinions? Maybe it’s time to take a long, hard look at how we’re fighting these election battles. I know this sounds crazy, but—if you don’t like what an elected official is putting out there, you can campaign against them in the next election. You can start a recall petition, like California’s crazy conservative wing is attempting to do against Gov. Gavin Newsom. You could even run for office yourself! I know, right? Bonkers. ∆ The Shredder thinks we need to take a long, hard look at ourselves. Send comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.


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The History Center of San Luis Obispo County hosts its Harvest Soup in a Sack pickup event at Dallidet Adobe and Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. The three featured soups (tomato bisque, roasted squash, and a chilled, creamy loganberry dessert soup) were made from fresh vegetables planted at the venue. Packages are $50 and also include bread, salad, popcorn, cookies, and a bottle of chardonnay. Visit historycenterslo.org/soup for more info. —Caleb Wiseblood

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ANNUAL WINTER FAIRE AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW A collective of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more. Through Jan. 3, 2021 Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-772-2504, artcentermorrobay.org.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS VIRTUAL JURIED SHOW Fall juried exhibit will be held virtually and will feature paintings only. Cash prizes given by Juror. Mondays-Sundays. through Jan. 3 $15-$25 per piece. 805-927-8190. Gallery@CambriaCenterfortheArts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE: FEATURED ARTIST CARLO CHRISTIAN “I love revisiting deserted buildings, farms, ranches, and junkyards over time as they return to nature—the sacred circle,” Christian said. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE: FEATURED ARTIST SPANKY ANDERSON Spanky Anderson grew up in Georgia and learned to draw and paint at an early age. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BA in Art. Mondays, Tuesdays, ThursdaysSundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 29 Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

THE REBOOT: STORYTELLING REIMAGINED ON ZOOM Now live on Zoom. A curated mix of invited storytellers and open mic for novice storytellers. Spoken word, improv, character sketches and interactive games. Third Friday of every month, 7-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-9225. facebook.com/topdogcoffeebar/. Top Dog Coffee Bar, 857 Main St., Morro Bay.

RESIN WORKSHOP An at-home class that includes a kit and how-to video so you can create in the safety and comfort of your home. Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m. Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

SEA GLASS HAMMERED WIRE JEWELRY An outhome class complete with supplies and how-to video. Video shows how to drill holes in sea glass, texturize

and strengthen metal, and basic jewelry making techniques. Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m. Various. 805-2865993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

SEA GLASS JEWELRY CLASS Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time. Choose either a hammered metal or new bail design. Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m. Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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ATELIER 708 FACEBOOK DISCUSSION SERIES Hosts and artists Kim Snyder, Janice Pluma, and David Butz have been colleagues for the last 8 years. View the show on the gallery’s Facebook page. Second Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m. through Feb. 13 Atelier 708, 708 Paso Robles St., D, Paso Robles.

DAVID SETTINO SCOTT: FEATURED ARTIST Offering personal appointments and tours of Scott’s studio in San Miguel. Through March 1, 2021 805-2864430. Park Street Gallery, 1320 Park Street, Paso Robles, parkstreetgallery.com.

FUSED GLASS SUSHI SET Perfect serving set to impress your guests or give as a gift. Create an 8” x 8” square sushi plate with two matching 3.5” dipping bowls. All materials included. Limit 6 people. Masks required. Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. $150. 805-464-2633. glassheadstudio.com. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP Create a whimsical fused glass hanging ornament using various pieces of pre-cut glass. We are limiting the class size of this popular workshop to 6 people per time slot. All materials included. Must pre-register via email and masks are required. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. $50 for 3 ornaments. 408-4642633. glassheadstudio.com. Glasshead

Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

SLOPE PAINTERS AT STUDIOS ON THE PARK Please stop by to see paintings by San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE), at Studios on the Park. SLOPE painters have been sheltering at home and are now ready to break out to show paintings and prints at open galleries. Fridays, Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805238-9800.

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ART IN THE GARDEN: GALLERY AND FUNDRAISER AT SLOBG Local artists will display and sell handmade items to benefi t the SLO Botanical Garden. Get your holiday shopping done in one spot. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 27 805-541-1400. slobg.org/calendar-of-events/gallery. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART CENTRAL’S VIRTUAL GALLERY Central Coast artists to submit artwork to Virtual Gallery Exhibit every Friday. Free to join, all you have to do is email image(s) of artwork created since COVID-19 with name, title, medium, and a positive message. Fridays, 5-11 p.m. through Dec. 18 Varies. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.wordpress.com/blog/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: GROUNDED (EXHIBITION AT SLOMA) Artists of all media are eligible for this digital exhibition. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 29. Exhibit runs January 8 through Feb. 28, 2021, with a digital reception on Jan. 1, 2021, with awards and cash prizes. Assistant Curator Courtney Davis will make

New Times and the Sun now share their community listings for a complete Central Coast calendar running from SLO County through northern Santa Barbara County. Submit events online by logging in with your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account at newtimesslo.com. You may also email calendar@ newtimesslo.com. Deadline is one week before the issue date on Thursdays. Submissions are subject to editing and approval. Contact Calendar Editor Caleb Wiseblood directly at cwiseblood@newtimesslo.com.

INDEX Arts ............................[15] Culture & Lifestyle.......[16] Food & Drink..............[17] Music .........................[17]

selections from submitted entries. Through Nov. 29 805-543-8562. sloma.org/call_for_artists/grounded/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

COLLEEN GNOS: OPEN STUDIOS ARTIST Call or email for private tours of Gnos Art Studio. ongoing 805441-8277. gnosart.com/store. Private home, Private address, TBA. EVERETT: PAINTING IN PROGRESS Private tours of Everett’s studio. Masks and appointments required. Email cfineart@pacbell.net for more info. Second Saturday of every month Private home, Private address, TBA. I’LL TAKE YOU THERE: ART EXHIBIT Art Central will host well-known painter Rosanne Seitz with her latest watercolor works. Over 15 works created from her solo travels on out of the way roads to places showing the grandeur, and quiet beauty of California scenery, that revitalizes mind and body. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Nov. 24 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. THE INTERMISSION SHOW This brisk 8- to 10-minute show is set up like a socially distanced talk show with SLO Rep’s Managing Artistic Director Kevin Harris at the helm, clad in a tacky suit and tie with a faux alcoholic drink nearby. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3 p.m. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-786-2440, slorep.org/.

MOSAICS FOR BEGINNERS Learn mosaic basics at home with a how-to video and kit of supplies. This class is great for beginners. Choice of snowman, wonky holiday tree, heart, or wine bottle. Register, purchase kit, then instructor will provide video link and kit pickup times. Mondays-Sundays. through Nov. 30 Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

PICKETS FOR PROGRAMS AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN Buy and paint a picket to be displayed on the SLO Botanical Children’s Garden fence from 2021 to 2023. Pickets, paint, and brushes supplied on site at SLO Botanical Garden. Your contribution to public art supports the garden and programs. Saturdays, 10 a.m.2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 2-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 22 $150 per picket or $600 for 5. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/ calendar-of-events/pickets. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SEA GLASS WIRE WRAP JEWELRY Learn how to wire wrap sea glass to create beautiful earrings and a necklace with step-by-step video instruction. Register, select kit, and instructor will provide video link and kit

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ARTS from page 15 options. Mondays-Sundays. through Nov. 29 Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

SLO CAMERA CLUB Online Zoom meetings and competitions. Everyone is welcome. Visit site for meeting links. Second Thursday of every month Free to guest. slocameraclub.org/home.shtml. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-0639. SLOMA: WEEKLY ART PROJECTS Kids can enjoy new activities from home (posted online every Monday). Mondays sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 543-8562.

STANDEMIC (VIRTUAL COMEDY COMPETITION) 32 of the nation’s

NOV. 12 – NOV. 19 top touring comedians competing in 2020 a March-Madness style tournament to decide the top comedian. Each show is about 25 minutes; watch all 11 or just as many as you want. Nov. 20-22 $30. clarkcenter.org/ event/standemic-virtual-comedy-competition/. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

VIRTUAL ALUMNI SERIES: CRISTAL TAPPAN AND JOSHUA SOLIS In collaboration with the Cuesta student Art Circle, the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is launching a new bi-monthly series featuring graduates of Cuesta College and Hancock College’s art programs. This event features Cristal Tappan and Joshua Solis. Nov. 12, 12-1 p.m. cccconfer.zoom.us. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 805-546-3202.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY Every Friday, we publish our Virtual Art Gallery to our blog and newsletter. Featuring artworks from customers and the community. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.wordpress. com/category/gallery-exhibits/virtual-gallery/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Visit ARTS Obispo’s Facebook page to view works from several local artists and artisans. ongoing Free. facebook.com/ artsobispo. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

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MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS Each week we will combine two or more mediums in several pieces. We will work with watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastels, charcoal, as well as various printmaking techniques in the course of a month. Maximum of 5 guests. Pre-registration and masks required. Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. $25. 805-668-2125. lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande. PAINT ‘N SIP AT POINT SLO A one-time afternoon of wine and painting at the Point San Luis Lighthouse with celebrated artist Andrea Olivier. Nov. 21, 2-4:30 p.m. my805tix.com. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

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Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay presents a showcase of photography by Carlo Christian through Sunday, Nov. 29. Christian’s subjects include abandoned farms, ranches, junkyards, and other locations that “whisper stories of our ancestors’ dreams and lives,” the photographer said in press materials. Visit galleryatmarinasquare.com for more info. The gallery is located at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, Morro Bay. —C.W.

Cuesta College Harold J Miossi Student Exhibition went online. View student work, including the Salon des Refuses, on the website. Mondays-Sundays hjmgallery2020studentshow.org/. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 805-546-3202. by Picasso’s etchings and Matisse’s cutouts, create a series of drawings with fabric and thread. Instructor Gina Gilbert will teach you how to transfer drawings to quilted projects using appliqué, traditional quilting, trapunto, and hand and machine stitching. Tuesdays, Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. through Nov. 21 $160 members, $175 general. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/product/quiltingzoom/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON: SUCCULENT PLANTS AND POTTERY SALE Four local plant vendors and potters collaborating on an outdoor event: Steve Super Gardens, Rowe Clayworks, Calcoast Succulents/ The Succ Shack, and GROW Nursery. Features expert advice on plant selection, placement, and care. Masks/ distancing required. Heavy rain cancels. Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-602-7817. Facebook.com/wegrowslo. Steve Super Gardens, 2016 9th St., Los Osos.

CENTRAL COAST SUMMER SLIM DOWN A 12-week program. Shed those extra pounds and learn which foods work with your unique body. ongoing, 8

NORTH SLO COU NT Y those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-221-5523. North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero.

NAR-ANON: TUESDAY MEETINGS Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. naranoncentralca. org/meetings/meeting-list/. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-221-5523. OPEN AIR VINEYARD YOGA Intentionally carve out time for quiet, movement, and a little self pampering in the open air of the vineyard with Yogi Chelcy Westphal Johnson, of Mindful Movement Collective. Fridays, 9:3010:30 a.m. $28-$150. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805-239-1730. PASO, HERE WE COME Redwings Horse Sanctuary is making their permanent home on Union Road in Paso Robles. Donate to its $1 million fundraising campaign. Redwings offers public tours, volunteering with the horses, and a foster to adopt program. ongoing Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Union Road, Paso Robles, 831-386-0135, RedwingsHorseSanctuary.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO

2020 CENTRAL COAST ECONOMIC FORECAST: ANNUAL EVENT What are the key takeaways from the past year’s trauma and what will 2021’s economy look like for the U.S., California, and the Central Coast? Nov. 18, 9-11:30 a.m. $50. 805-451-0841. centralcoasteconomicforecast. com/. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

ACORN ADVENTURES Kids are invited to discover the natural world with Environmental Management and Protection major, Danika. Explore and get hands-on with nature to better understand the plants, animals and natural processes found around us. Parents welcome. Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. through Dec. 2 Free. 805-5411400. slobg.org/calendar-of-events/acorn-adventures. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo. ALL ABOUT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: WHAT THEY NEED AND HOW WE CAN HELP A Zoom presentation (1 to 2 p.m.), and optional socially distanced garden walk (3 to 4 p.m. at the garden) with butterfly expert Jessica Griffiths. Learn about monarch butterflies, and what you can do to create and protect a monarch habitat. Nov. 14, 1-2 & 3-4 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 for garden members; $10 for general public. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/calendar-of-events/ monarchs. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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COMPLIMENTARY SHOWERS WITH SHOWER THE PEOPLE After a short hiatus, the San Luis Obispo Library will once again be partnering with local non-profit organization, Shower the People. The shower trailer will be located between the library and parking structure. Toiletries provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

DRIVE THRU OPEN HOUSE AND JOBS EVENT Come visit America’s Job Center’s new location. Laid off or reduced hours due to Covid? Get help with placement and training. Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m. 805-286-8530. America’s Job Center, 3450 Broad Street #103, San Luis Obispo, eckerd.org/slo.

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2020: VIRTUAL EVENT Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Luis Obispo County Chapter; the sixth annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Nov. 12, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-534-3811. community. afpglobal.org. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

ROCK YOUR CONTENT: 3-DAY WORKSHOP Join Nicole Michelle, the Effective Content Coach, in a workshop to help entrepreneurs and small businesses learn the foundations of effective content that works across all platforms – social, email, blogs, website, video, etc. Nov. 12, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. iamnicolemichelle.com/rock-yourcontent-workshop. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

SLO NOONTIME TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETINGS Want to improve speaking and leadership skills in a supportive and positive environment? During COVID, we are meeting virtually. Contact us to get a meeting link for info. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. Free. slonoontime.toastmastersclubs.org. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

SLOBG: ONLINE FALL PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER A semi-annual plant sale. Find the perfect plant for your garden. Greenhouse open to the public for a two-week plant blow-out. Enjoy a wide selection of drought-tolerant and volunteer-grown plants. Members save 10%. Through Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Varies. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/ calendar-of-events/plantsale. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SPOKES BOARD ACADEMY Whether you are an experienced board member or just considering becoming one, the Spokes Board Academy will equip you with the knowledge you need to be an informed and effective member of a nonprofit board of directors. There will be 7 sessions on different topics. Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. spokesfornonprofits.org/upcoming-events/ academy/. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

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INFANT DROWNING RESCUE COURSES Join twice a week classes on Tuesday/Thursday or the once a week class on Friday and receive $10 off. Drowning Rescue Courses are a great way to learn water safety in a fun, loving way. Fridays, 2-6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2-6 p.m. Members $130; Non-members $160. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 805-4816399, 5citiesswimschool.com.

POINT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE VIRTUAL TOUR Zoom with a docent on a virtual tour of the Point San Luis Light Station. Travel back in time to 1890, delve into the history of the light station, and see all the places you’d see on an in-person tour, plus more. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. $10. 805-540-5771. pointsanluislighthouse.org/. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

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MORRO BAY FARMERS MARKET A delightful mix of local farm fresh products, baked goods, crafts, and more. Saturdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 805-824-7383. Morro Bay Main Street Farmers Market, Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, facebook.com/ MorroBayMainStreetFarmersMarket/.

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CRESTON DRIVE-THROUGH SPAGHETTI FEAST Pick up your Friday night dinner while supporting local scholarships and the Creston community. Creston Women’s Club will provide the feast. Dinners include: pasta, spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, salad, and a sweet treat. Nov. 13, 5-7:30 p.m. $15 per plate; $50 for 4. 805610-1517. CrestonWomensClub.com. Creston Community Center, 5110 Swayze St., Creston.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING PACKAGES AT CASS WINERY Wine by the glass and bottles are also available for purchase. Check site for specific virtual tasting packages. ongoing Free. 805-239-1730. casswines.com/. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

Point San Luis Lighthouse Virtual Tours WEDNESDAYS THRU DEC 30 Point San Luis Lighthouse

Wednesdays Around the World Dinner: Sri Lanka WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

2020 Friendsgiving at Cass FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

2020 November Wine Seminar: Bubbles SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

2020 Holiday Market at Cass SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

Christmas in you Car SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 Santa Maria Civic Theatre

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FOOD AS MEDICINE: RETHINKING PROTEIN Join the Foodbank for its second online Food as Medicine talk. Rooted Santa Barbara will discuss our body’s actual need for protein and how best to fulfill it. To sign up, email intern@foodbanksbc.org. Nov. 18, 5:30-6 p.m. Free. foodbanksbc.org/get-help/fam/. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

HARVEST FALL SOUP IN A SACK Features soup made from fresh vegetables grown at the Dallidet Gardens. Nov. 15, 12-3 p.m. $50. 805-543-0638. historycenterslo.org/soup. Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, 1185 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts more than 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 12-2:25 p.m. Arroyo Grande Farmers Market, Olohan Alley, Arroyo Grande.

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MY805TIX BOX OFFICE IS OPEN Get your tickets online or at Boo Boo Records, the official Box Office for My805Tix events! Boo Boo’s is located at 978 Monterey Street in SLO. Call 805-541-0657. Interested in selling tickets with My805Tix? Contact us for a demo today! info@My805Tix.com

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VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR: LIVE MUSIC BY RACHEL SANTA CRUZ Live music streamed every Wednesday from the Schooners Deck. Tune into our virtual happy to hear some great music and watch the sunset. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Schooners, 171 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos, 805-995-3883, schoonerscayucos.com.

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SATURDAY IN THE PARK: VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES Concerts will be available to stream for free

through YouTube. Upcoming acts include Chad Land Band (Sept. 5), Rockin’ Bs Band (Sept. 19), and Ghost/ Monster (Oct. 3). Saturdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. atascadero.org/youtube. Atascadero Lake Park, FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF ATASCADERO 9305 Pismo Ave., Atascadero, 461-5000.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS: VIRTUAL MUSIC SERIES Follow the venue’s Facebook page for a virtual series of music, wine tasting, and education. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. facebook.com/ vinaroblesamphitheatre/. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805-286-3680.

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12TH ANNUAL NEW TIMES MUSIC AWARDS (VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES) Stream pre-recorded performances from local acts on several websites, including New Times’ Facebook page, SLO House Party on Big Big SLO’s YouTube channel, SLO Brew and Krush 92.5’s websites, My805Tix, and other pages Nov. 13 Free. newtimesslo.com. New Times, 1010 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8208.

CAL POLY ARTS VIRTUAL MUSICAL SERIES: A KILLER PARTY A collaboration between more than 50

BOUNTIFUL BOUTIQUE

The 15th annual Holiday Boutique at Atascadero Lake Park will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-day, outdoor market will include a variety of handmade items from local artisans and crafters. Face coverings will be required. Call (805) 470-3360 or visit visitatascadero.com for more info. The park is located at 9305 Pismo Ave., Atascadero. —C.W.

Broadway professionals all working together remotely. A 9-part musical. Wednesdays $12.99 for complete series. akillerpartymusical.com/cal-poly-arts. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7113.

CAL POLY BANDFEST: VIRTUAL CONCERT Nearly 300 students will virtually present the annual Bandfest concert. Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band, and Wind Orchestra will perform works ranging from the sublime to the evocative. Conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff and Nicholas P. Waldron. Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. $5. 805-756-4849. music. calpoly.edu/calendar/winds/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. ∆

Cal Poly Arts presents a four-episode, live-stream music and conversation series, The Muse Hour, in partnership with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Tacoma Arts Live. The Muse Hour‘s Hour third episode will air live on November 22 at 7:30 p.m. featuring American folk artist and former lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens, and Italian pianist and percussionist, Francesco Turrisi. Centuries before West African music and dance influenced American culture, European music was transformed by Arabic and North African instruments and rhythms. Giddens and Turrisi trace this musical globalism by reimagining these encounters with the banjo, the frame drum and other instruments, in a musical journey journ from Africa and the Middle East, through Europe, and finally to the Americas. This event features live performances and will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A session. Tickets are $11.50 and are available through calpolyarts.org. Support Cal Poly Arts as a VIP Member ($75 level or greater) or a Season Sponsor to receive FREE access to upcoming episodes of The Muse Hour series.

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Stream the winners on Spotify: NewTimesMusic

Strictly Starkey BY GLEN STARKEY

And the winners are … PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM

Meet the 2020 New Times Music Awards champs

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he insidious COVID-19 pandemic might have squelched our annual New Times Music Awards live show, where genre winners go head to head to see who can put on the best live performance and we award our local music scene-makers for their outstanding achievements, but in spite of the live awards show cancellation, the music competition went on with about the same number of entries and enthusiasm as years past. Our team of judges scoured through hundreds of entries, listening carefully to decide who this year’s winners would be, and as usual, the competition was fierce. There’s no denying the wealth of talent throughout SLO and northern Santa Barbara Counties, but there can be only one top winner in each category, so without further ado, meet the 2020 NTMA Award winners.

HIP-HOP/RAP Silk Ocean frontman Hakeem Sanusi (left) and producer Vince Angelo dropped “Listen to Me,” a tight hip-hop track that would light up a dance floor.

Album of the Year

Quite literally every entry in this year’s album category was worthy of listening, but Natalie Haskins’ Puhidua was truly outstanding. If you follow Haskins online, you might recall posts lamenting the time it’s taken to finish the album and musing whether it was worth all the time and trouble. “I worked on it for four years,” she said. “I originally tried crowd-funding, but I didn’t raise enough money so I decided to do it on my own. It has 16 songs, and that’s a lot, and the packaging I wanted was very expensive. I wanted it to look and sound a certain way. It was my first album and contained my first 10 years of songwriting.” It’s hard to believe Puhidua was Haskins’ debut full-length record, and its Americana sound is full of gorgeous melodies and thoughtful lyrics. Ironically, since its release she’s changed musical directions.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Natalie Haskins created a stunning debut album in Puhidua, which was four years in the making—a true labor of love that was worth the wait.

“If I do another album, I’d like to do R&B,” she said. “I listen to a lot of soul, and I might do an album of ballads.” As for Puhidua, Haskins said, “I feel relieved to have finally finished it, and I’m proud of it. It’s exactly how I wanted it to be. It’s nice to win, but I don’t care about competition, to be honest. This is really for all the people who worked with me and played on the album, and for Kip Stork of Avalon Digital Recording Studio, who engineered, mixed, and mastered it.”

Youth

YOUTH Kathryn Callarman, at just 15 years old, delivered a terrific song in “What We Can’t Obtain,” a song about perseverance.

This was a tough category to judge, and it really came down to two standouts—Sacha Carlson, a past winner and professional actor currently appearing in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms, and 15-year-old SLO High student Kathryn Callarman. As good as Carlson’s “Forever More” was, the judges gave the edge to Callarman’s “What We Can’t Obtain,” an uplifting song about perseverance. Callarman started playing

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music at age 7 and wrote her first song at 13, inspired in part by her parents’ music collection: Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix. “Both my parents have really good taste in music,” she said, maybe because her dad drove her to the interview and was standing right there. Even more amazingly, “I did all the instruments on the recording,” she noted, “bass, drums, keys, tambourine, electric guitar, and backup vocals. It was a pretty tedious process, and I could only work on it one hour at a time.” She recorded it at Damon Castillo’s Laurel Lane Studios, but she said she plans to get a computer and learn to record on her own. Drawing inspiration from listening to music and nature, more great things for this talented singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist are surely in her future! “I’m just really grateful,” she added.

Hip-Hop/Rap

Hakeem Sanusi, who’s 26 years old and was born in Nigeria, won this year’s hip-hop category with “Listen to Me,” a track recorded with his 22-year-old producer, Vince Angelo. With a smoothas-silk groove and slick lyrics, the song sounds like it would blow up the club dance floor. After Nigeria, Sanusi landed in England and then Massachusetts before heading west to attend Santa Rosa Junior College and then transfer into Cal Poly to study finance, which is how he landed in SLO Town. Once here, however, he decided to “follow the path of what I love to do most: music,” he said. SLO Town has something of a hip-hop scene, but it’s pretty much all underground, and Sanusi admits he finds it “lacking,” but “I’m hoping to revitalize it. It’s about doing what fills your soul, and there’s nothing I love more than performing live in front of a giant audience, making music that makes people dance.” “Listen to Me” is off his yet-to-bereleased four-track EP, which he calls

“his first real recording.” He got help from producer Angelo, who said, “I taught myself to play all the instruments on it.” “A lot of hip-hop and rap comes from adversity, pain, and deep challenges,” Sanusi added, “and it’s pretty comfortable here in SLO. My music is about the stories that connect with my life, things I’ve seen that I don’t agree with, trying to make something beautiful out of the pain. For us, it’s all about making the best music we can.” STARKEY continued page 20

The 2020 winners ALBUM 1st - Natalie Haskins, Puhidua 2nd - Jon Bartel, Hell 3rd - Williams & Nuttycombe, Photo Op YOUTH 1st Kathryn Callarman, “What We Can’t Obtain” 2nd - Sacha Carlson, “Forever More” HIP-HOP/RAP 1st - Hakeem Sanusi, “Listen to Me” 2nd - Ezra Henderson, “Game Plan” 3rd - Kacey Family, “Chaos” OPEN 1st - Kathleen Brauer, “Who Are You?” 2nd - Brass Mash, “California Mind Me Up” 3rd - The Ruben Lee Dalton Band, “Shambala Bar” R&B/BLUES 1st - Dante Marsh, “Everything Considered” 2nd - Ynana Rose, “Trouble” 3rd - Pete Pidgeon, “The Wind and the Lover” ROCK/ALTERNATIVE 1st - Tiger Muffin, “Watch Out!” 2nd - Cloudship, “Believer” 3rd - The Ruben Lee Dalton Band, “The Healer” COUNTRY/AMERICANA/ FOLK 1st - Jon Bartel, “Love Her Lonesome” 2nd - Derek James, “Jealous of South Carolina” 3rd - Rich Severson’s StumbleWeedz, “Right at Home” BEST SONGWRITER 1st - Don Lampson, “Bakersfield Girl” 2nd - Julie Lee, “Green Light” 3rd - Ted Waterhouse, “Crazy When You Smile” READERS’ CHOICE AWARD Kacey Family, “Chaos”


WINNERS OF THE 12TH ANNUAL

NEW TIMES MUSIC AWARDS

CENTRAL COAST’S PREMIERE MUSIC COMPETITION

Congratulations to all the winners! HIP-HOP/RAP 1ST PLACE

HAKEEM SANUSI “Listen to Me” 2ND PLACE

EZRA HENDERSON

COUNTRY/ AMERICANA/ FOLK 1ST PLACE

JON BARTEL

“Game Plan”

“Love Her Lonesome”

3RD PLACE

2ND PLACE

KACEY FAMILY “Chaos”

R&B/BLUES 1ST PLACE

DANTE MARSH “Everything Considered” 2ND PLACE

YNANA ROSE

DEREK JAMES “Jealous of South Carolina” 3RD PLACE

RICH SEVERSON’S STUMBLEWEEDZ “Right at Home”

OPEN 1ST PLACE

“Trouble”

KATHLEEN BRAUER

3RD PLACE

“Who Are You?”

PETE PIDGEON “The Wind and The Lover”

ROCK/ ALTERNATIVE 1ST PLACE

TIGER MUFFIN “Watch Out!”

2ND PLACE

BRASS MASH “California Mind Me Up” 3RD PLACE

THE RUBEN LEE DALTON BAND “Shambala Bar”

2ND PLACE

YOUTH

“Believer”

KATHRYN CALLARMAN

CLOUDSHIP

1ST PLACE

BEST SONGWRITER 1ST PLACE

DON LAMPSON “Bakersfield Girl” 2ND PLACE

JULIE LEE “Green Light” 3RD PLACE

TED WATERHOUSE WITH THE JUMP JACKS “Crazy When You Smile”

BEST ALBUM 1ST PLACE

NATALIE HASKINS Puhidua 2ND PLACE

The show will be available to view on Facebook, YouTube, and Big Big SLO’s House Party channel

FOLLOW US ON SPOTIFY

3RD PLACE

Photo Op

@NewTimesMusic

Hell

WILLIAMS & NUTTYCOMBE

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD KACEY FAMILY “Chaos”

2ND PLACE

SACHA CARLSON

LOCAL LEGEND AWARD 2020

“The Healer”

“Forever More”

PAUL IRVING

“What We Can’t Obtain”

Friday, Nov. 13 5–9pm

All available winning songs are in our NTMA 2020 playlist

JON BARTEL

THE RUBEN LEE DALTON BAND

3RD PLACE

WATCH THE SHOW!

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PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM

See them online!

In lieu of our annual live event, five of this year’s winners will be presented on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., on New Times’ Facebook page as well as SLO Brew’s and Krush 92.5’s Facebook page. The recorded concert will also be available at my805tix.com, on bigbigslo.com, and Big Big SLO’s YouTube channel. See and hear Dante Marsh & the Vibe Setters, Don Lampson, Kathryn Callarman, Silk Ocean (Hakeem Sanusi’s band), and Kacey Family; with Suzanne Schonig of American General Media acting as emcee. STARKEY from page 18

Open

Category winner Kathleen Brauer entered “Who Are You?” a whispery electronic dance music ballad that really draws you in. She’s got an amazing voice that can go remarkably high. Not Kate Bush high, mind you, but it gets up there! With its driving beat and lush sound, it’s hard to resist. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Brauer was trapped in Europe, couldn’t attend our photoshoot, and was unreachable for an interview. Safe travels!

R&B/Blues

Dante Marsh has won this category for the second year in a row. Obviously last year wasn’t a fluke! “It definitely feels good to win again,” he said. “I feel more accomplished because this is a completely different kind of song from last year, which was fun and upbeat, and this one’s more personal.” His new track “Everything Considered” opens with some sparkling guitar work and Marsh’s gorgeous falsetto. It’s dripping with soulful reflections. Originally from Ohio, he went to LA hoping to make it big. “LA was tough,” he admitted, “but I wasn’t going to let it discourage me. I think my journey will take me back there someday, but I don’t have to press it. I met all my band members here, and this town, it’s a special place. There’s a lot of love for music here, and the music community is incredible.” So is two-time winner Dante Marsh and his amazing band The Vibe Setters. Check them out live when large gatherings are allowed again!

Rock/Alternative

As usual, this was a highly competitive category. Only Best Songwriter had more entries. Though there were a lot of great entries, the judges loved Tiger Muffin and “Watch Out!” It’s a straight-up punkish dangerous rock ’n’ roll anthem with great production and a lot of different textures.

R&B/BLUES For the second year in a row, Dante Marsh, frontman for The Vibe Setters, took home first place in this highly competitive category.

“Watch out! You’re about to get more than what you asked for. Watch out! It’s about to get little worse a little faster,” rocks the chorus. What’s weird is Tiger Muffin is a bit of a one-off band. Featuring bassist Marcus Karr and guitarist Ryan Searcy, Tiger Muffin has no internet presence because they pulled the name out of thin air. They were just looking for a band name that wasn’t already being used, saying they plugged in about a dozen names before they found Tiger Muffin wasn’t taken. They also used to play regularly as a quartet but now, they’re both in their 30s, they have jobs and relationships and responsibilities, and music has become a hobby—a long distance one at that. Karr lives in SLO, Searcy is in the Central Valley, and their drummer Andrew Martinez is from the Bay Area. “We’ve got a zillion songs,” Searcy said. “We have a backlog,” Karr added, “and we’re eying playing live in the future.” “Hopefully this win will open a door,” Searcy said. “We feel there’s an audience for these songs.” If they’re as killer at “Watch Out!” they’re a shoo-in!

Country/ Americana/Folk

Jon Bartel’s “Love Her Lonesome” is off his Hell EP, which came in second in this year’s Best Album category, and it’s a truly depressing collection of country and American songs. If you’re feeling suicidal, don’t listen. Bartel was in a dark

ROCK/ALTERNATIVE Tiger Muffin—Marcus Karr, Ryan Searcy, and Andrew Martinez—put together the super hooky rock track “Watch Out!”

LOCAL LEGEND Musician, promotor, and owner of Big Big SLO, Paul Irving, is this year’s highly deserving Local Legend.

place when he recorded the album entirely on his own, every single instrument, in his North Wall Studio in A-Town. “I’m not being tongue-in-cheek. The day after I finished and mixed it, I decided to go to therapy. I realized I needed to talk to somebody about my personal demons,” he said. “Love Her Lonesome” is one of Bartel’s “most country” songs he’s recorded, the tale of a man who didn’t know how to love. It’s got a lot of classic country tropes like driving off in Cadillacs and wearing all black, the sort of clichés that represent the shallowness of the song’s relationship. “I’m a classically trained pianist,” Bartel noted, “but I was playing plastic guitars and broken keyboards hooked up through old tube amps. I love working with a band, but for what I was doing on Hell, it’s hard to say, ‘Hey, I want you to play this broken thing.’ I did it all in my studio, which by the way is open for recording projects.” As for Bartel’s depression, this win hasn’t hurt: “Yeehaw! I feel pretty good about it.” He still wouldn’t smile for the camera.

Best Songwriter

Don Lampson has entered the NTMA songwriter competition quite a few times. “I’ve frequently been the bridesmaid but never the bride,” he rumbled in that rusty voice of his. “I’ve come in third three different times. I certainly feel honored to get this close to a Grammy.” “Bakersfield Girl” was a clear winner despite being in a category with more entries than any other.

COUNTRY/AMERICANA/FOLK Jon Bartel, whose EP Hell came in second for Best Album, took home best Americana song for “Love Her Lonesome,” a lovelorn lament.

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Strictly Starkey It’s just a classic traveling salesman song about an illicit affair: “Honest Don is my name, traveling sales is my game. I’ve got customers to see. I take them to lunch and they give me their orders, ’cause there ain’t no lunches for free. One night I stopped over in Bakersfield, and I went out to bowl me a game. And in that bowling alley is where I met Sally before I had thrown my first frame. I read the name on her bowling league shirt on top of a 38-D. She gave me a wink so I sent her a drink with a note reading, ‘Come sit by me.’ She asked, ‘Was I married?’ And I lied, “Hell no!’ Ain’t it funny what distance can do? Try as I would, try as I could, you know a horny man just can’t be true.” “I wish Dwight Yoakum would record it,” Lampson joked. “Then the money would come rolling in.” The Vietnam Vet and former prison guard has seen a lot of living and has a helluva lot of great songs, so Don Lampson, we salute you and your songwriting prowess!

Local legend

Every year New Times picks someone from the music community who’s gone above and beyond in helping promote local musicians, and no one seems more deserving than Paul Irving, who runs Big Big SLO, which before the pandemic published a monthly guide to live music and a yearly guide to local bands and venues. During the pandemic, Big Big SLO has been instrumental in setting up a lot of livestream events, including Live Oak on the Radio. For the previous five years, he also organized and hosted with Vince Cimo the Central Coast Music Con, a daylong event about all things music. Irving himself is a terrific trumpet player who started in fourth grade. He landed in SLO when he came to visit a high school buddy at Cal Poly for a weekend and loved the place. He lives with his family in Baywood and also ran the weekly Beer at the Pier shows. In 1986 he was part of Rock Steady Posse, later Mozaic, and today he’s in the Zongo All Stars and Upside Ska, though they haven’t been playing thanks to COVID-19. Irving is self-employed selling life insurance and annuities, but music is where his heart is: “I wanted to do something that resonated with what makes my soul work,” he said of his many musical adventures. Congratulations to a truly worthy Local Legend. Δ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

BEST SONGWRITER Irascible Don Lampson (second from left)—with band members (left to right) BanjerDan Mazer, Eric Brittain, and Charlie Kleeman—won Best Songwriter for the narrative insta-classic “Bakersfield Girl.”


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Arts

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Painting

BY GLEN STARKEY

Artifacts In search of ‘beauty’

Clark Center for the Performing Arts presents Standemic, a virtual stand-up comedy competition

As part of its Winter Date Nights programming, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande is livestreaming Standemic, a virtual stand-up comedy competition through Zoom, starting Nov. 20 and running through Nov. 22. The program will feature 32 participating comedians, who will compete for viewers’ votes during 11 different segments throughout the weekend. Admission to view the entire series is $30. The last comedian standing will receive a prize of $1,000. Call (805) 489-9444 or visit clarkcenter.org for more info on Standemic and other Winter Date Nights events. The Clark Center for the Performing Arts is located at 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

SLO Botanical Garden hosts its Art in the Garden exhibit, fundraiser

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden opened its Art in the Garden showcase on Nov. 5, which will remain on display through the end of December. The exhibit includes a variety of fine art, jewelry, and other giftable items from local artists and artisans. Each item is available to purchase, and proceeds will benefit the garden’s efforts as a nonprofit organization, including programming and facility costs. Participating artists in the show include Ben Trogdon, Diane Draze, Rebecca Wamsley, and several others. The gallery and sale is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free, and attendees are asked to wear face masks. To find out more about the SLO Botanical Garden’s Art in the Garden program, call (805) 5411400 or visit slobg.org. The garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Road, San Luis Obispo.

Lights at Cambria Pines available to hotel guests and restaurant visitors

In lieu of the traditional Cambria Christmas Market, the Cambria Pines Lodge will host a new light display this year, Lights at Cambria Pines, which will be exclusively available to Moonstone Hotel and Cambria Pines Restaurant guests. The event opens on Nov. 27 and will run through Jan. 2, 2021. Restaurant attendees who wish to access the event can reserve a dinner session in advance (sessions are offered at 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. each evening). The cover charge for a table is $20 per person (not including dinner). Visit cambriapineslodge.com for more info. The venue is located at 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

Local artist Jason Mayr is painting and teaching through the pandemic

COURTESY IMAGE BY JASON MAYR

Take a class

Find your inner sketch artist by joining Jason Mayr and the Mayr Studio Sketch Club on Facebook @MayrStudio every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:55 p.m. To learn more about his art and his teaching, visit jasonmayr.com.

J

ason Mayr is an amazing painter whose images seem to glow from within. He also had what is arguably the best kind of art instruction, a six-year mentorship with a master painter, in this case Spanish impressionist Joseph Mendez. Understanding the importance of that kind of instruction, Mayr has been teaching one-on-one or small group classes out of his studio for years, but like everything else, the pandemic forced Mayr to pivot and innovate. “I’ve been very fortunate,” he said via email. “About three years ago, I began making videos for my classes with the hope of taking them online. It was a long and frustrating process figuring out cameras, editing, so when the stayat-home orders went out, I had a small foundation to build upon. I signed up for some online classes and coaching and went into overdrive learning and creating online programs. “At this moment,” the artist continued, “we offer a course that meets six times online over four weeks. The first two weeks we do studies and the last two weeks we spend on a painting. Then we start again with the next four-week class.” Because painting is such a hands-on endeavor, you’d think online instruction would pale in comparison with person-to-person, but Mayr found some silver linings. “To my and the students’ surprise, teaching online has proven much more effective and efficient for everyone,” he wrote. “One of my students said she got more in six weeks online than she had in the previous two years in person. Now, we were only meeting twice a month in person compared to six times a month now. But I am able to deliver the information with more clarity and efficiency over the computer than I can in person. “They do the work on their own time and then send in a digital photo. I can work on their painting, showing and telling them what’s next and clarifying any misunderstandings,” Mayr continued. “And since I worked digitally on their painting, the painting itself is unaffected, so the student can then attempt to execute

PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON MAYR

PAINT AND PRACTICE SLO Town artist Jason Mayr continues to create stunning chiaroscuro paintings as well as teach students online.

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my suggestions. It really is a program I wish was available to me as a student. To our amazement, we’ve also been able to create a strong sense of community in the class even though it’s all virtual.” For potential new students who don’t know if they want to commit to a monthHIDDEN DRAGON This oil on canvas employs impasto technique for a 3D effect. long course, Mayr has a solution. there by enthusiastic or depressive emotion. “The second Something more solid to stand on was what I program we’re currently offering is an online was in search of. The chiaroscuro style seem sketch club that’s free and available to anyone to contain a silent stability along with plenty with internet access,” he said. “Every Sunday, of the mysterious, unknowing, and unseen Tuesday, and Thursday night at 6:55 p.m., we elements, as well as a powerful light running a go live on our Facebook page, Mayr Studio. melody on top of the other two forces. After a five minute introduction, we spend 20 “To put it plainly, I was looking for more minutes sketching—for fun. No experience depth in my work,” Mayr wrote. necessary, and all ages welcome. We encourage Many of his recent paintings employ impasto, people to treat it as they were taking a walk. No especially seen in Hidden Dragon, which gives judgement or self-abuse, just a nice stroll. Who cares if the sketches look good or bad? It’s simply his work an almost three-dimensional effect. “Imagine the most beautiful and profound about doing it. poem you have ever heard,” Mayr directed. “Once you’re done, throw them away if you “Now what would be the effect of that poem if like. Or if you are happy with it then there’s you removed, flatlined, the rhythm and the tone another Christmas gift checked off of your of the orator? It all goes dry. Employing different list,” he continued. “I think the best part of paint qualities, glaze, thin, flat, or thick paint— the whole thing is that my wife, Cindy, and daughter, Izzy, do most of the sketch clubs with in the right proportions and in the appropriate places, of course—really imbues the work with a me. That would not have been possible before sense of life, actuality if you will.” with our busy schedules.” He’s switched styles once. Would he do it If you go to Mayr’s website, you’ll see some of his again? students’ work, and it’s clear they come to him at “Of course! I am completely uninterested various skill levels. Can he help anyone improve? in being devoted to a single style. Beauty is “Yes. There are students that have been the muse I follow, and where she will lead I with us over 10 years, and we have brand new certainly do not know. There are some works students who have never painted,” he said. of the tonalists that leave me stunned. That “The continuous growth of all of them is easy is a style I would like to add to my repertoire,” to see. I’ve found that it’s not a person’s skill Mayr wrote. or lack of skill that makes a good fit with our “In the past, I would worry if I was being program. It’s more a matter of whether the ineffectual, spending my time in art while the person can be comfortable not knowing and world seemingly burned with other important being lost for short periods of time. As our issues and/or events. understanding shifts, we have to let go of the “With time and a little maturity, I’ve come beliefs that we built on our old understanding, to believe that time spent in art is the most which leaves us lost. That lost period of time effectual thing I can do for myself and the is necessary in order to move from the old world,” he wrote. “The best art is like north assumptions to the new understanding. on the compass of our life—always pointing “We’re always as supportive as we can be the way to Beauty, even if you and everything as a community, but each person must move around is in the dumps. It’s precisely then through the not knowing themselves.” that it’s most important that you can see the Mayr spent nearly two decades as an impressionist painter, but six years ago he switched direction to head back toward Beauty. I try to find the Beauty every day in my life and style to chiaroscuro. What prompted the switch? “The impressionistic style suited my my work. In my classes, I strive to help orient enthusiasm very well for the beginning of everyone toward Beauty. Be Beautiful!” ∆ my artistic journey,” he noted. “With time, I began to crave more understanding and Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at was growing tired of being blown here and gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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riter-director Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The West Wing, Molly’s Game) helms this historical drama about a group of antiwar protesters—Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp), Abbie Hoffman THE TRIAL OF (Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry THE CHICAGO SEVEN Rubin (Jeremy Strong), David What’s it rated? R Dellinger (John Carroll Lynch), What’s it worth, Anna? Full price Bobby Seale (Yahya AbdulWhat’s it worth, Glen? Full price Mateen II), Lee Weiner (Noah Where’s it showing? Netflix Robbins), and John Froines (Danny Flaherty)—on trial for conspiracy and crossing Anna I too knew this marker in history state lines with the intention of starting much more by name than the actuality riots at the 1968 Democratic National of what went down in that courtroom, Convention. (129 min.) and I plan on delving into it deeper after watching this on-screen depiction. Glen I didn’t know a lot about this Sorkin created a showcase of talent, and episode in American history, but it apparently this two-hour drama has been certainly marks another low point. in the works for a long time. I’ve heard Masterfully told by Sorkin, the story that Baron Cohen had been vying for moves back and forth through time, his role as Hoffman for the last decade. from the courtroom to the days leading It’s a story that needs to be told, it’s up to the convention, and eventually the incredibly infuriating and embarrassing protest rally and ensuing riot. Exiting to our justice system, and Sorkin delivers President Johnson had already decided a gripping look at this slice of history. not to pursue charges against the protest Langella is brilliant as Judge Hoffman, organizers, but tough-on-crime entering unabashedly biased and contemptuous President Nixon wanted to put the of the men before him. His seething hate hammer down on the counterculture, sits just under the skin, and when Bobby and this trial proved to be a perfect way Seale doggedly demands his rights to to show the antiestablishment types representation and a fair trial, Judge that they weren’t going to get away with Hoffman comes undone. It’s an amazing dissent on Nixon’s watch. Judge Julius performance, and he isn’t the only Hoffman (an excellent Frank Langella) turned out to be the perfect instrument to standout here; there are a lot of stellar actors giving their all. deliver punishment. His bias is never in Glen Apparently, Sorkin wrote the question, and his rulings were designed screenplay way back in 2007, and Steven to favor the prosecution, so much so Spielberg was slated to direct, but after that lead prosecutor Richard Schultz the 2007 Writers Guild strike, budget (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) seems downright concerns led to Spielberg exiting the embarrassed by the favoritism. The two project. The film was also slated for a stars of the antiwar protesters are Abbie theatrical release earlier this year, but Hoffman and Tom Hayden, and they the pandemic put the kibosh on that, so couldn’t be more different. Hoffman is Paramount Pictures sold the distribution irreverent, rude, and lowbrow. Hayden rights to Netflix. There were certainly wants to play by the establishment rules some compelling characters involved in to win his point. All the personalities are compelling, as is the story. This should be the case. One of the defendants, David Dellinger, was a conscientious objector required viewing for all Americans.

TALKING ’BOUT A REVOLUTION Yippies Abbie Hoffman (Sasha baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) enjoy the spotlight as they’re on trial for inciting an antiwar riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago Seven, now streaming on Netflix.

in World War II and held very principled antiwar views. He was definitely the more mature voice of reason among the defendants. Their lead counsel, William Kunstler, was a very colorful Civil Rights lawyer, and Mark Rylance is terrific in that role. He’s basically tasked with herding this mismatched group of cats through a legal minefield. I would have loved to see this on the big screen, but at least we got to see it sooner rather than later. It’s a very compelling slice of history. Anna While steady and measured, Hayden may seem like the obvious of the seven to take the stand, but after audio of the riot puts him in a guiltier light, they decide Hoffman will instead be questioned. In a beautiful performance by Baron Cohen, Hoffman is calm but frank, citing that if Lincoln had given his inaugural speech in Lincoln Park in the year of the riots, he too would have found himself in a courtroom for the very same reason and that they are in fact on trial for their ideas, not actions. It was a pretty arresting moment in the film, as was the final scene. Sorkin has an obvious knack for courtroom drama and The Trial of the Chicago Seven delivers another meaty and emotional punch. Definitely catch this one on Netflix, and make sure you have time to delve in without distraction; this story deserves our full attention. Δ Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna Starkey write Split Screen. Glen compiles streaming listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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nspired by the Ridley Scott universe (Alien, Prometheus), this intriguing sci-fi series has a complicated but very interesting premise. Earth has been all but destroyed by human activity, and the human race is near extinction as atheists battle the religious. Both groups have plans to leave Earth and colonize Kepler-22b, the closest habitable planet. The atheists send two androids and 12 human embryos in stasis in a fast-moving craft, where they reach the planet first and begin gestating the surviving embryos. Six are born and they’re raised on the planet. Several years later, the religious group, the Mithraic, arrive in their slow moving arc, intent on populating

Kepler-22b, and setting up a conflict between the androids and them. That’s the setup. The planet is barely hospitable, and the androids unearth some terrifying-looking fossil relics. It also turns out there’s some life on the planet—strange-looking creatures. Meanwhile, one of the surviving atheist children, Campion (Winta McGrath) begins to question if he’s safe with his android protectors, Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim). Then there’s the leader of the Mithraic, Marcus (Travis Fimmel), who’s got secrets and a very tenuous grasp on power. The story becomes increasingly convoluted and abstruse as it goes along, and a lot of viewers have expressed dismay at season 1’s convoluted and somewhat cliffhanger ending, but there’s another season scheduled for next year, and if you like Scott—who directed two of the early episodes—you’ll no doubt enjoy this series. (11 42- to 55-min. episodes) —Glen

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Create and savor The Alchemists’ Garden in Paso Robles serves up innovative cocktails and globally inspired shareable plates

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innamon sparks as the spice hits flames shooting off half a lime doused in Bacardi 151. Smoke wafts out of a oblong wooden box as the lid slides off it, revealing a rocks glass waiting for pickup. A purple orchid balances just so in the froth of egg white topping pinkinsh hues contained in an old-school champagne glass. This is the show that comes with dinner. Sitting on the back patio of The Alchemists’ Garden, my friends and I are lost in our own world. Exactly as it should be. We lean back as plates start to fill up the space between us. Shishito peppers with toasted sesame aioli, grilled orange, and merlot salt. Head-on prawns with preserved lemon harissa, minted cucumber, yogurt, and dill Coffee-rubbed skirt steak with root vegetable mash, chimichurri, and sweet potato threads. Sounds good, right? It was. We picked up our forks, nibbling, talking, sharing, declaring love for this or that. And that’s the goal. It’s the vibe The Alchemists’ Garden is putting out into the North SLO County universe, one cocktail, one plate, at a time. “All of our dishes are made to share,” co-owner Quin Cody told me earlier. “So it can be kind of a nosh experience. And you can sit and nosh around good, high end cocktails until 1:30 in the morning.” Cody said she and her fellow coowners—husband, Tony Bennett; Alexandra Pellot; Andrew Brune; and Norin Grancel—wanted to create a space where industry could come after hours, the cocktails were fabulous and creative, and so was the food. As service industry veterans, the partners met in Paso restaurants and bars, worked together, dined together, drank together, and eventually dreamed together. They realized they all had the same dream, Cody said, when they were in Pellot’s hometown in Puerto Rico for the infamous bartending event Tales on Tour—a Tales of the Cocktail festival—in 2019. Now, they’ve built a restaurant together in the space that once held Villa Creek in downtown Paso Robles. White walls, exposed concrete, and copper accents contrast with plants tucked away in corners and on shelves, growing out of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Like any crew that spends an inordinate amount of time with one another, they all have nicknames. Grancel, who takes more a hands-off but supportive role, is The Dream Enabler. Pellot, who opened the bar program at Allegretto Vineyard Resort, is the Ring

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Dinner and a show The Alchemists’ Garden in Paso Robles is open Sunday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 1144 Spring St. Check out the menu by visiting alchemistsgarden.com. Salivate over their offerings on Facebook and Instagram @alchemistsgardenca.

FAMILY STYLE With a focus on shareable plates, The Alchemists’ Garden menu includes tapas-style items such as turmuric deviled eggs, head-on prawns, croquettes, and glazed baby carrots, as well as plates like the Moroccan spiced lamb and coffee-rubbed skirt steak.

Leader and Master of Mayhem. She handles human resources and scheduling, keeping everyone on track and pointed in the right direction. Bennett and Brune, who run the cocktail program, are the Cocktail Wizard and Ambassador of Buzz, respectively. Bennett started 1122 Cocktail Lounge’s bar program, and Brune continued the cocktail inspiration at Allegretto after Pellot became the restaurant and then food and beverage manager at the resort. Cody, who also spent time at Allegretto, is the Oracle of Inspiration. “We all bring different skill sets to the table and we work off of our different strengths,” Cody said. “When you’re on the same page as far as what the goal is and you know that you work well together, there’s not really anything that can stand in your way. ... Well, I mean, other than COVID, but we seem to have pulled it all together.” Initially, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed like something that was happening far away, Pellot said. Things picked up speed for the crew at the beginning of the year, and they got serious, signing paperwork around the time the virus hit the Central Coast. As everyone in the restaurant and bar industry starting losing their jobs, The Alchemists’ Garden was becoming a reality. Although it was scary, Pellot said the timing might have been a blessing in disguise. “We were 100 percent unemployed, so we were able to scrape the floors and do a bunch of stuff that needed to be done rather than paying other people to do it,” she said. “It was hard work, but it saved a lot of money.” Pellot describes the process as similar to a fun roller coaster. With any close working relationships that turn into family, there are ups and downs, but at the end of every day, they all love each other and are passionate about making their collective vision a reality. The Alchemists’ Garden brings big city cocktail bar vibes to Paso. Pellot

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described it as akin to Death & Company, a cocktail bar with spots in Los Angeles, Manhattan, and Miami. PICK YOUR POISON The Alchemists’ Garden When she was in LA, she went co-owner and bartender Tony Bennett sprinkles cinnamon into the flames of the Belladonna, butterin for a cocktail and saw the food washed Krobar navel rum, pineapple and orange menu. She was unsure what juice, falernum, and creme of coconut. the food would be like, but she decided to try it. Some of the flavors might sound “I knew the cocktails were awesome, uncommon, but that’s on purpose. and now the food is better than the Bennett said they’re trying to be creative cocktails, and I was like, ‘Whoa!’” she with their food and cocktails to expose said. “That wasn’t what I expected it to people to new tastes packaged in a be.” familiar way. The bar program is hands-on, Bennett Jarzynski, who went to culinary school said, and definitely involves more in Santa Rosa, said that outside-of-thethan a little chemistry. He compared box thinking was what drew her to the it to cooking. By creating their own job. She’d been cooking up rustic Italian ingredients, they have more control over for almost eight years from Healdsburg the final product. to Paso, her hometown—most recently as “Being able to take a little more head chef at Tin Canteen in Tin City. And authority and direction in the flavor when she heard what The Alchemists’ you’re chasing by making the flavor Garden was looking for, she was really yourself,” Bennett said. excited. Bennett and Brune craft The She describes the menu as globally Alchemists’ Garden’s cordials, bitters, inspired cuisine with a vegetable infusions, syrups, and whatever else a focus. Picking and pulling spices from cocktail could call for. Brune said one different continents, she crafts them into of the things that sets them apart from something with a Jarzynski twist. other cocktail-focused operations is “I don’t necessarily think that I’m botanicals. Take their rose hip cordial or doing anything that’s super traditional dill-seed infused vodka as an example. to those places, but just kind of putting Both make for a refreshing cocktail—The those flavors together in a different way Apothecary, which also includes fresh to get people to try something that they lemon juice and club soda—and made me wouldn’t normally go for,” she said. want some of their turmeric deviled eggs. And it’s a lot easier to try new things That pairing of cocktails and food when you’re sharing plates with four or is challenging, but Bennett said they five people around a table. collaborate with Chef Danelle Jarzynski “The best experiences you have at a on using ingredients that might work for table of people is to taste with each other both the food and drink menus or come and share with each other and talk about up with combinations that would work it, rather than just trying to get through well together. For example: On a Green a mountain of food,” Jarzynski said. “I Note—a cachaça margarita with fresh try to make it so that people are left with pressed celery juice, lime juice, a house wanting one more bite.” Δ anise infusion, cane sugar, and lava salt rim—and the caramelized anise bulb— Editor Camillia Lanham wants several which comes with potatoes, lemon honey more bites and some extra sips, too. butter glaze, pepper flakes, and fennel Send foodie fabulousness to clanham@ newtimesslo.com. pollen.


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FILE NO. 2020-2038 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAYUCOS GARDENS LLC, 12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Cayucos Gardens LLC (12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Cayucos Gardens LLC, TerezMaria Blanchard, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 10-07-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2046 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOODWIN ARCHITECTS, 1405 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Corey James Goodwin (2131 Blue Heron View Lane, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Corey James Goodwin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1008-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 10-08-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2047 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/08/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ABC PARKING, 4484 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Fred Steve Vernacchia (1930 Valle Vista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Fred Steve Vernacchia, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-08-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2060 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/08/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RUTLEDGE / ROFFONI, 820 Walnut St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rutledge Inc. (820 Walnut St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rutledge Inc., Daniel Rutledge, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-13-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2063 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/13/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AA-LAB, 7775 Morro Rd. Apt. 31, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Aaron Scheer (7775 Morro Rd. Apt. 31, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Aaron Scheer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-13-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2064 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/12/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL DERMATOLOGY + AESTHETICS, 892 Aerovista Place, Suite 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Family Dermatology PC (892 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Coastal Family Dermatology PC, Christine Kilcline, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-13-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2070 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RANCHITA CANYON VINEYARD, 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel, CA 93451. San Luis Obispo County. Avella LLC (35244 Oil City Road, Coalinga, CA 93210). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Avella LLC, James Anderson, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-13-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2074 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/13/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MG GOOD CLEANING SERVICES, 1209 Corral Creek Ave., Apt. 6, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Raul Alfonso Matias (1209 Corral Creek Ave., Apt. 6, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Raul Alfonso Matias, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 10-13-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2083 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/15/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FHFNETWORK, FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS NETWORK, PAW PRINTER, LA FAMILIA RANCH, 7363 Malcolms Grove Dr., Creston, CA 93432. San Luis Obispo County. Maria Guerriero (7363 Malcolms Grove Dr., Creston, CA 93432). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Maria Guerriero, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-1420. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-14-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2089 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEERWOOD, 690 Santa Maria Ave., Unit A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Primo And Lobo LLC (1782 8th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Primo And Lobo LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-1520. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-15-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2093 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/26/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A NEW APPROACH COUNSELING SERVICE, 7730 Morro Road, Suite 102, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Linda Kay Shaleen (250 X-Bar-D Way, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Linda Kay Shaleen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-16-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2095 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/09/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BABY SEALS SWIM ACADEMY, 14505 San Antonio Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Steffi Ketzler (14505 San Antonio Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Steffi Ketzler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-16-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2099 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ARROYO DOOR, 393 Cecchetti Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. James Edward Fuller (393 Cecchetti Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ James E Fuller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-16-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2101 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ENDURO CAMPERS, 835 Capitolio Way, Ste. 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Pacific Adventure Vehicles Inc. (835 Capitolio Way, Ste. 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Pacific Adventure Vehicles Inc., Leif Stein, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 10-19-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2109 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO HAPPY HOMES, 350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Shannon Stire Bowdey (350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Shannon Bowdey, Realtor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-19-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2113 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OZCAL HOME INSPECTIONS, 800 Manzanita Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Brent C Brown, Kayla N Brachear (800 Manzanita Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Kayla N. Brachear. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1019-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 10-19-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2114 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE GREEN LANE GROUP, 650 Sandydale Dr., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Yasna Rosso (100 Crest Rd. #721, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Yasna Rosso. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-19-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2115 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RM PRIVATE STUDIO, 197 N 10th Street, Suite 104, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Moises Angel Medel (2040 Beach Street, Apt. A, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Moises Angel Medel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-1920. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-19-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2116 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE GREENER CBD, 1083 Atlantic City Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremiah J. Schoenfeldt (1083 Atlantic City Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremiah J. Schoenfeldt, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 1019-25. October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2118 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE UPS STORE 6192, 1375 E. Grand Ave., Suite 103, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. JBK Central, Inc. (3940-7115 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ JBK Central, Inc., Jane KostiwSecretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-1925. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2124 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/04/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 2241 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Turn Key Real Estate Management Services Inc (2241 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Turn Key Real Estate Management Services Inc., Matt Mortenson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-21-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 10-21-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2128 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MODICA FINANCIAL AND TAX, MODICA FINANCIAL & TAX, MODICA TAX, MODICA FINANCIAL, 8380 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Grand Business Solutions, LLC (10 N. Ocean Avenue, Suite 111, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Grand Business Solutions, LLC, Heather Newsom, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 1022-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2131 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/08/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BOUNDING MAIN, 2289 Main Street, Ste. A, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Bridget Irene Smith (9255 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428), Shara Tatham (466 Bristol Street, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Bridget Smith, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-2220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 10-22-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2135 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CRESCENT YOGA, 547 N. 9th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Dawnielle Quick (547 N. 9th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dawnielle Quick. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1022-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2137 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/07/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GREG LINN IMPORTS, LLC, 2260 Valley Oaks Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Greg Linn Wines, LLC (2260 Valley Oaks Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Greg Linn Wines, LLC, Greg Linn, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-2220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-22-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2141 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CH HOME INSPECTIONS, 651 Woodland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Catherine Hayes (651 Woodland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Catherine Hayes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-22-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2161 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/23/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PARIS NAIL LOUNGE, 3230 Broad St. Ste. 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tan D. Nguyen (3230 Broad St. Ste. 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tan D. Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-23-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2164 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/17/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALIFORNIA VINTAGE TRAILER RESTORATION, 1760 21st St. Apt. 1, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. JTL Construction (1760 21st St. Apt. 1, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ JTL Construction, Jay Levin, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-26-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-26-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2148 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/23/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JVPAINTING, 2176 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph William Verodi III (2176 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph William Verodi III. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-23-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2140 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/17/2002) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TACKLE WAREHOUSE, 181 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Wilderness Sports Warehouse LLC (181 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Wilderness Sports Warehouse LLC, Mark Sczbecki, Manager/Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-2220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 10-22-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2142 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CUPSANDCARRIAGE, 1716 6th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Whitney Elise Taylor (1787 6th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Whitney Elise Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1023-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2157 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOUSE TO HOME INSPECTIONS LLC, 1900 Doris Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. House To Home Inspections LLC (1900 Doris Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ House To Home Inspections LLC, Justin Miner, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-23-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2138 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SURF COACH SLO, CENTRAL COAST SURF RETREATS, 372 Woodland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kai Booth Sanson (372 Woodland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kai Booth Sanson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-22-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES

FILE NO. 2020-2160 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/21/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY, POSTMARK, 1201 Dowdell Lane, St. Helena, CA 934574. Napa County. Phase 2 Cellars, LLC (4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Phase 2 Cellars LLC, Kenneth Robin Baggett, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 10-23-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2175 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO GALLERY, 1019 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Roger Doane Cantrell (1019 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Roger D. Cantrell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 10-27-25. October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2180 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/26/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE NATURAL TOOLBOX, 910 Longbranch Ave. #B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Roxann Lynn Buchanan (910 Longbranch Ave. #B, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Roxann Lynn Buchanan, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-28-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2185 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEAGLASS SALON, 1367 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Chalaunt Marie Craig (743 Seabright Ave. Apt. A, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chalaunt Craig. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 10-28-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk, 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-120, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 (“Bid Deadline”), for the following public works project: TEFFT STREET AT US 101 INTERCHANGE OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT NIPOMO, CA CONTRACT NO. 300147 Bids will be opened and declared by the County Clerk at 3:15 p.m. on the bid opening date at a public meeting at 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-120, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Any bid received at the office of the County Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo at or after 3:00 p.m. on the date specified above will not be accepted and will be returned to the bidder unopened. A bid received one second after 3:00 p.m. (i.e. after 3:00:00 p.m.) shall not be considered. Bids are required for the entire work described in the Contract Documents. The Bid package (also referred to herein as the “Contract Documents”) are posted on the County’s Purchasing website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/GS/Purchasing/ Current_Formal_Bids_and_Proposals.htm Any changes, additions, or deletions to these Contract Documents will be in the form of written addenda issued by the County. Any addenda will be posted on the website. Prospective bidders must check the website for addenda or other relevant new information at up to 5:00 p.m. the day before the prescribed date/time for submittal of bids. The County is not responsible for the failure of any prospective bidder to receive such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become a part of this Bid. All bidders are required to acknowledge and confirm receipt of every addendum in their bid proposal. All bidder Requests for Information must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m., 5 business days prior to the bid opening date. Requests submitted after said date may not be considered. All questions pertaining to the content of this invitation to Bid must be made in writing through the Purchasing website. Questions and responses will be posted on the Purchasing website and can be viewed by accessing the Invitation to Bid located at the Purchasing website. The identity of the entity submitting the question will not be posted. The County reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of comments / questions that will be posted on the website. The bidder must have either a Class A license or a combination of Class C licenses at the time the Contract is awarded (Public Contract Code section 3300). When the bidder holds a combination of Class C licenses, all work to be performed outside of the bidder’s license specialties, except work that is incidental or supplemental to the licenses of the bidder, shall be performed by licensed Subcontractors in compliance with the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with section 4100) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code). The bidder must also perform work equaling at least 30 percent of the value of the original total bid with their employees and with equipment they own or rent, with or without operators. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 1771.1: A Contractor or Subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in the Bid Proposal, subject to the requirements of Public Contract Code section 4104, or engage in the performance of this public works project, unless currently registered with the Department of Industrial Relations and qualified to perform work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered Contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Business and Professions Code section 7029.1, Public Contract Code section 10164, or Public Contract Code section 20103.5, provided the Contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The County of San Luis Obispo, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 USC §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. There is no project-specific DBE goal requirement. Bids must be submitted under sealed cover plainly marked as a bid and identified with the project number, the date and time for receipt of sealed bids, and the name of the bidder. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a bidder’s bond in favor of the County in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted total Bid. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by County to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the County to make payment of retention to an escrow agent. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the County with payment and performance bonds, with each issued by a California admitted surety insurer equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Pursuant to Labor Code section 1770 et seq., the Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations and comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor, and the debarment of Contractors and Subcontractors. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates. Copies are available at the at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo in their action on the 16th day of June 2020. END OF NOTICE TO BIDDERS November 12, 2020

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a Public Hearing via Zoom webinar on December 2, 2020, to receive public testimony on the federally required Draft 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The FTIP must be financially constrained by fiscal year (FFY21~FFY24), and updated every two years to comply with the requirements of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act federal transportation bill. The Draft 2021 FTIP is being developed to be consistent with SLOCOG’s 2019 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and will be circulated on November 18, 2020 for public review period of 30 days. The program is available at (www.slocog.org) and hard copy in the SLOCOG office. The final program is scheduled for board review and approval on January 6, 2021. The 2021 FTIP is the region’s transportation programming document that contains a comprehensive listing of surface transportation projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally significant. Highway and local road projects, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects are included in the FTIP based on programmed and committed federal, state, and local funding over the next four years. The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the City of San Luis Obispo Transit agency and the South County Transit (SCT) agency rely upon SLOCOG, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to meet the public participation requirements for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects. Please note: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, SLOCOG Board meetings are virtual meetings only via Zoom webinar until further notice. SLOCOG is authorized to hold virtual public meetings via teleconference/Zoom webinar/GoToMeeting, and all requirements in the Brown Act, expressed or implied, that require the physical presence of board members, staff, board clerk or other participants, or of the public as a condition of participation in or quorum for a public meeting are hereby waived. In accordance with San Luis Obispo County Local Emergency Mandatory Order to Shelter at Home, and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20, SLOCOG will not make available a physical location from which members of the public may offer public comment. SLOCOG Board meetings will be live-streamed at the following link: www.slo-span.org, or watch the meeting via Cable TV Public Access Channel 21. For members of the public, a link will be provided in the SLOCOG Board agenda for them to register in advance so they can participate in live public comment. Further directions on providing live comments will be included in the SLOCOG Board agenda. Public members may also submit written public comments by email or mail: Email: pio@slocog.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020. Mail to: Clerk of the Board, SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Mailed written comments must be received by SLOCOG no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020. Please refer to www.slocog.org for the meeting agenda and further information. The hearing will be held virtually during the SLOCOG Board meeting/Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, starting at 8:30 a.m. Final adoption of the 2021 FTIP is scheduled for January 6, 2021. For more information, write to: SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or contact John DiNunzio (805) 781-5764, or email at jdinunzio@slocog.org. November 12, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS Applications to make minor changes to the properties at the addresses listed below have been received by the City. 1. 333 Madonna Rd. DIR-0458-2020; Minor modification of an existing Wireless Telecommunications Facility including replacement of antennas and antenna screens, and appurtenant equipment; and installation of a new equipment and battery cabinets (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); C-R-PD zone; AT&T, applicant. (Walter Oetzell) 2. 190 Santa Rosa St. DIR-0464-2020; Minor modification of an existing Wireless Telecommunications Facility, including replacement of antennas and appurtenant equipment, and replacement of equipment within existing equipment shelter (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); P-F zone; T-Mobile West LLC, applicant. (Walter Oetzell) 3. 1221 Sylvia Ct. HOME-0492-2020; Review of a Homestay Rental application to allow short-term rental (such as Airbnb) of an owner-occupied singlefamily residence at 1221 Sylvia Court. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1 zone; Kristie Carter, applicant. (Hannah Nguyen) 4. 1204 Iris St. HOME-0441-2020; Review of a Homestay Rental application to allow short-term rental (such as Airbnb) of an owner-occupied single-family residence at 1204 Iris Street. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-2 zone; Preston Thomas, applicant. (Hannah Nguyen) The Community Development Director will either approve or deny these applications no sooner than November 23, 2020. The Director’s decision may be appealed, and must be filed with the appropriate appeal fee within 10 days of the Director’s action. For more information, contact the City of San Luis Obispo Community Development Department, 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, by calling (805) 781-7170, weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. November 12, 2020

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF TENTATIVE ACTION / PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by Tom and Kim Beck for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2020-00120) to allow a 416 square foot addition and remodeling to an existing single-family residence resulting in a one-story 3,500-square-foot single-family residence with an attached garage. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 600 square feet of an approximately 7,700-square-foot parcel. The proposed project is within the Residential Single Family land use category, and is located at 820 Pacific Avenue, in the community of Cayucos. The site is in the Estero Planning Area. Also to be considered is the determination that this project is categorically exempt from environmental review under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2020-00120 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 064-151-001 Date Accepted: 10/23/2020 WHERE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice all public meetings for the Department of Planning and Building for the County of San Luis Obispo will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff. The Department’s Notice of Temporary Procedures, which includes Instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment are posted on the Department’s webpage at www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Boards-andCommissions.aspx. Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Kerry Brown, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. COASTAL APPEALABLE: County action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission after all possible local appeal efforts are exhausted. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@co.slo.ca.us by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2020-00120.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing November 12, 2020

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF TENTATIVE ACTION / PUBLIC HEARING

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by William Jackson for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit to allow an existing single-family residence to be used as a residential vacation rental. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 1150 Mesa View Dr, approximately 3 miles south of the community of Arroyo Grande on an approximately 430-acre parcel. The site is in the South County (Coastal) Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2019-00249 Supervisorial District: District 4 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 075-261-005 Date Accepted: 06/18/2020 WHERE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice all public meetings for the Department of Planning and Building for the County of San Luis Obispo will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff.  The Department’s Notice of Temporary Procedures, which includes Instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment are posted on the Department’s webpage at www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Boards-andCommissions.aspx.      Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Ian Landreth, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@co.slo.ca.us by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2019-00249.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing November 12, 2020

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, November 3, 2020 AT 9:00 AM. 4 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 01.

Update on COVID-19, rec’d & filed.

02.

Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 02-15 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2020-235 thru 2020-237, approved.

03.

Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: B. Difatta; J. Reid; L. Casalinuovo; G. Kirkland; C. Mamokos; L. Owen: speak. No action taken.

04.

Stepping Up Strategic Plan for Co. of SLO, rec’d & filed.

05.

Approval of appointments in lieu of election for schools & special districts, and appointment of P. Claude & C. Stark, filling two seats on Independence Ranch Community Services District board, approved.

06.

Update on financial projections for Regional Parks & Golf due to COVID-19, rec’d & filed.

07.

Closed Session. Anticipated Litigation: No of potential cases: 2. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 2. Existing litigation: Application filed by PG&E in the 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding (U 39 E & A: 18-12-008); In re PG&E Corporation (19-19-30088); In re PG&E Company (19-19-30089); Protecting our Water & Environmental Resources v. Stanislaus County (Case No. S251709); CA Water Integrity Network v. Co. of SLO (Case No. S251056). Conference w/ Labor Negotiator re: SLOGAU; SLOCEA-T&C; DCCA; Sheriffs’ Mgmt; SLOCPPOA; DSA; DAIA; SLOCPMPOA; SLOCEA – PSSC; Unrepresented Mgmt & Confidential Employees; SDSA; UDWA. Report out. Meeting Adjourned. Wade Horton, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

By: T’Ana Christiansen, Deputy Clerk November 12, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider amending the countywide Fee Schedule Ordinance. In addition, please be advised that based on the threat of COVID-19, the normal hearing location (County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo) may be closed to the public and the hearing may be conducted remotely in accordance with temporary meeting procedures available at the following link and published with each meeting agenda: https://www.slocounty. ca.gov/Departments/Board-of-Supervisors/BoardMeetings,-Agendas-and-Minutes.aspx. Recommended amendments include increases, decreases, new, and deleted fees. Schedule A Fee amendments would become effective January 1, 2021, and Schedule B Fee amendments would become effective July 1, 2021. Any person interested in expressing their views regarding the proposed amendments to the Fee Schedule may do so at the hearing remotely in accordance with temporary meeting procedures. To determine specific placement of this item on the Board of Supervisors Agenda and to review the fee schedule amendments, go to the County’s website at www.slocounty.ca.gov on the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date. The fee schedule amendments may also be reviewed at the: County Government Center Administrative Office, Room D430 1055 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 (805) 781-5011 DATED: November 4, 2020 WADE HORTON, Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: /s/ T’Ana Christiansen, Deputy Clerk November 5 & 12, 2020


LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2187 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PBK-WLC, 8163 Rochester Avenue, Ste. 100, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. San Bernardino County. PBK Architects, Inc. (11 Greenway Plaza, 22nd Floor, Houston, TX 77046). This business is conducted by A TX Corporation /s/ PBK Architects, Inc., Christopher M. Cunico, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 10-28-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2193 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SALON SALT & STONE, 1750 El Camino Real, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kathryn Jean Cano (1750 El Camino Real, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathryn Jean Cano, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2194 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ZACH’S WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES, 1435 Pine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Zach A. Roorda (1435 Pine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Zach A. Roorda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2196 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DANIELS WOOD LAND SIGN CO., 2125 Ardmore Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Daniels Wood Land, Inc. (2125 Ardmore Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Daniels Wood Land, Inc., Ronald Daniels, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2199 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/11/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JULIA RICE DESIGN, 1298 Warren Rd., Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Spaceman International, USA, Inc. (1298 Warren Rd., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Spaceman International, USA, Inc., Monty G. Rice, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2203 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NIPOMO TRUCKING INC, 1350 La Loma Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Nipomo Trucking Inc (1350 La Loma Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Nipomo Trucking Inc, Juan Carlos Corona, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-3020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 10-30-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2205 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, S & M FIRE PROTECTION, 3523 S. Higuera St. Ste. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tedeschi Fire Protection, Inc. (3523 S. Higuera St. Ste. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Tedeschi Fire Protection, Inc., Linda Tedeschi, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 10-30-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2206 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MANU FORTI CONSTRUCTION, 471 Golden West Pl., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremiah M. McCaa (471 Golden West Pl., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremiah M. McCaa, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 1030-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES

FILE NO. 2020-2208 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALL SEASONS GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING, 1167 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. All Seasons Landscaping, Inc. (1167 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ All Seasons Landscaping, Inc., Erik Wolting, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 10-30-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2209 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FAERIESBURGH, SUSTAINABLE BUDDHA, 9 GREAT DEALS, 128 Cerro Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Rath Group LLC (128 Cerro Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Rath Group LLC, Tom Halen, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-02-25. November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2219 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RUN PARKER, 487 Cobre Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Advantasoft, Inc. (487 Cobre Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Advantasoft, Inc., Keith Jackson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-0325. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2221 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPA AVILA, 347 12th Street, San Miguel, CA 93451. San Luis Obispo County. Sherilynn Hatchard (683 cobble Creek Way, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sheri Hatchard, Owner-Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-03-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

For further information regarding the CPI %, please contact the CPI Hotline at (415) 625-2270. Teresa Purrington City Clerk City of San Luis Obispo November 12, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2227 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/31/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MOUNTAIN GAL MYSTICS, 717 Highland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jessica R. Gray (717 Highland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jessica R. Gray. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 1104-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2228 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HIGHWAY ONE REALTY, 148 North Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Michele A. Lilley (323 Pacific Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michele A. Lilley, Broker/Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-0420. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-04-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2234 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/04/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FARM TO COOKIE, 2027 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rita Demasi Morris (2027 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rita Demasi Morris, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-0425. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2235 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/10/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KINDRED HOSPITAL REHABILITATION SERVICES, 345 S. Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. RehabCare Group of California, LLC (680 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202). This business is conducted by A DE Limited Liability Company /s/ RehabCare Group of California, LLC, Joseph Landenwich, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-04-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING

CONSUMER INDEX The San Luis Obispo Municipal Code Chapter 5.44 entitled “Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization” requires that the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) percentage (%) be published as a basis for establishing rent increases. The monthly space rent in mobile home parks may not be increased more than once each year based on the CPI % change, or 9%, whichever is less. The CPI monthly data for Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim is used for San Luis Obispo. September 2020 PERCENT CHANGE Year Ending 1-Month Ending August September September 2020 2020 2020 2.0 1.2 -0.3

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The San Luis Obispo Cultural Heritage Committee will hold a Regular Meeting, Monday, November 23, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. While the City encourages public participation, growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has required that public meetings be held via teleconference. Meetings can be viewed by joining the webinar or visiting the City’s electronic archive the day after the meeting to view the recording. Webinar registration details will be available on the agenda and the archive can be accessed from the City’s website at www.slocity.org. Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@slocity.org. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: 1. Review of an addition to an existing single-family dwelling on a Contributing List Historic property, including relocation of the front façade; Project Address: 1136 Iris Street; Case #: ARCH-0470-2020; Zone: R-2-S; Robert & Michelle Braunschweig, owner/applicant. Contact Information: Walter Oetzell – (805) 781-7593 – woetzell@slocity.org The Cultural Heritage Committee may also discuss other hearing or business items before or after the item(s) listed above. If you challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Cultural Heritage Committee during, or prior to, the public hearing. The report(s) will be available 72 hours in advance of the meeting and can be viewed on the City’s website at: https://www.slocity.org/government/advisorybodies/agendas-and-minutes/cultural-heritage-committee. Please call the Community Development Department at (805) 781-7170 for more information, or to request an agenda report. November 12, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2241 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/04/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO DRIP IRRIGATION, 1241 Knollwood Dr., Cir#102, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Anthony Cantafio (1791 Newhall Ave., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Anthony Cantafio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-04-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2244 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/27/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BARREBETHANY, 9020 Junipero Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Bethany Ann Sobraske (9020 Junipero Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Bethany A. Sobraske. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-05-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-05-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2253 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/24/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LAST CHANCE LIQUOR, 320 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Salama Inc. (320 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Salama Inc., Robert Salama, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2260 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BRASS PACKS, WISE ASSET DEVELOPMENT, GONSCOOTN, WISE ADVISORY COMMISSION, 410 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Brothers Wise International, LLC (410 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A DE Limited Liability Company /s/ Brothers Wise International, LLC, Austin Clay Wise, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2266 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SIMPLE SEWER, 433 Stagecoach, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Travis Brown (433 Stagecoach, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Travis Brown. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2269 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ONE STONE DESIGN, 3329 Shasta Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403. San Mateo County. Morgan Blaire McKean (3329 Shasta Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403), Clare Joan Stassel (425 Aliso Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Morgan Blaire McKean. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-0920. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-25. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BETH M. LACKLORE DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0310

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BETH M. LACKLORE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KIMBERLY K. LACKLORE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that by KIMBERLY K. LACKLORE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Joseph D. Borjas, Esq. 3220 S. Higuera St., Ste. 311 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 November 12, 19, & 26, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EUGENE ANTHONY TEIXEIRA DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0180

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: EUGENE “GENE” ANTHONY TEIXEIRA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GAIL ANN FURROW in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that GAIL ANN FURROW be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 8th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1050 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Dennis James Balsamo, SBN 1297809 Law Office of Dennis James Balsamo 1303 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 103 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-2229 OLD FILE NO. 2019-2454 Highway One Realty, 148 North Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10/16/2019. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Andrew Lilley (321 Pacific Ave., Cayucos, CA93430). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Andrew Lilley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By N. Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FLORA ANNA RUBLE DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0314 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: FLORA ANNA RUBLE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALVIN GROVER in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ALVIN GROVER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Martha B. Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JEFFREY LYNN OLDHAM DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0311

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JEFFREY LYNN OLDHAM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JOHN F. NICHOLSON in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that by JOHN F. NICHOLSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: John F. Nicholson Law Offices of John F. Nicholson 22647 Ventura Blvd., #527 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 November 12, 19, & 26, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSHUA JAMES CALDERA DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0315

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOSHUA JAMES CALDERA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARIAELENA CALDERA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MARIAELENA CALDERA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representa-

LEGAL NOTICES tive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Martha B. Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 November 12, 19, & 26, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RAMON COO, also known as RAMON G. COO CASE NUMBER: 20PR0317

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: RAMON COO, also known as RAMON G. COO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARY COO in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: MARY COO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: December 8, 2020 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. Hearing attendance by Zoom only: www.zoom.us, Meeting ID 979 6596 1551, Password: 79513. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative,

LEGAL NOTICES as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Herbert A. Stroh 656 Santa Rosa St., Suite 2A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-541-2800 November 12, 19, 26, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0449

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Natalie Anderson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Gwan Gio Newsom to PROPOSED NAME: Gabriel Yokoyama Anderson THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 17, 2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: August 26, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0496

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Suzan Carol Kyle filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Suzan Carol Kyle to PROPOSED NAME: Suzan Carol Bliss THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: November 25, 2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: September 28, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court October 29, November 5, 12, & 19, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0567

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Michele Marie Salwei filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Michele Marie Salwei to PROPOSED NAME: Alexandra Michele Van Nuys THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 9, 2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: October 30, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court November 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2020

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO CASE No.: 20FL-0443 CITATION - FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL

In the Matter of the Adoption Petition of: Saul Ulivarria, Adopting Parent.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA To: Fermin Garcia, By order of this court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in Department 9 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, on 01-222021, at 10:00 a.m. then and there to show cause, if any you have, why Sophia Janessa Morales should not be declared from your custody and control for the purpose of freeing Sophia Janessa Morales for placement for adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of said minor child as set forth in Family Code Section 7860 et seq.: 1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether or not the interests of the minor child require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of the minor do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent him/her whether or not he/she is able to afford counsel. The minor will not be present in court unless he/she requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of the minor appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both the minor and his/her parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender or private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the court. The amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not by the minor, in such proportions as the court believes to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than thirty (30) days as necessary to appoint counsel to become acquainted with the case.

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0328

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Antonitte Barnett filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Antonitte Mignon Barnett to PROPOSED NAME: Toni Mignon Barnett THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 16, 2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 Via Zoom Videoconference at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

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Date: October 8, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court October 22, 29, November 5, & 12, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0342

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Lucia Capacchione filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Lucia Capacchione to PROPOSED NAME: Lucia Cecilia Capacchione THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 6, 2021, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: October 27, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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(March 21-April 19): “Love can’t always do work,” wrote novelist Iris Murdoch. “Sometimes it just has to look into the darkness.” From what I can tell, you’ve been doing that recently: looking into the darkness for love’s sake. That’s a good thing! You have been the beneficiary of the blessings that come through the contemplation of mysteries and enigmas. You’ve been recalibrating your capacity to feel love and tenderness in the midst of uncertainty. I suspect that it will soon be time to shift course, however. You’re almost ready to engage in the intimate work that has been made possible by your time looking into the darkness.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Who is to decide between ‘Let it be’ and ‘Force it’?” asked Libran author Katherine Mansfield. I mention this because you’re now hanging out in the limbo zone between “let it be” and “force it.” But very soon—I’m sure you’ll have a clear intuition about when—you’ll figure out how to make a decisive move that synthesizes the two. You will find a way to include elements of both “let it be” and “force it.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Author Barbara Kingsolver says, “Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.” That’s always valuable advice, but it’ll be especially useful to keep in mind during the coming weeks. You’re probably going to feel more pressure than usual to tell others what they wish you would tell them; you may experience some guilt or worry about being different from their expectations of you. Here’s the good news: I’m pretty certain you can be true to yourself without seeming like a jerk to anyone or damaging your long-term interests. So you might as well say and do exactly what’s real and genuine.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks,” wrote playwright Tennessee Williams. I think that’s a poetic but accurate description of the feat you’ve been working on lately, Gemini. You’re gently smashing through stony obstructions. You’ve been calling on your irrepressible will to enjoy life as you have outsmarted the rugged, jagged difficulties. You’re relying on beauty and love to power your efforts to escape a seemingly no-win situation. Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian rapper Vince Staples says, “I feel like it’s impossible to be completely yourself.” Why? Because ideally we’re always outgrowing who we have become; we’re moving beyond the successes we have already achieved. There is no final, whole, ideal “self” to inhabit and express—only more and more of our selfness to create. Staples suggests we’d get bored if we reached a mythical point where we had figured out exactly who we are and embodied it with utter purity. We always have a mandate to transform into a new version of our mystery. Sounds like fun! Everything I just said, Cancerian, is an empowering meditation for you right now.

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(July 23-Aug. 22): “I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.” Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga said that, and now I offer it to you to use as your motto. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’s a fabulous time to be your own sanctuary. I invite you to rebirth yourself at least twice between now and the end of November. What’s the first step you’ll take to get started?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The National Football League is a giant socialist enterprise. It earns billions of dollars of revenue, and shares it equally with each of its 32 teams. So the team in Green Bay, Wisconsin, population 105,000, receives the same payout as the team in Chicago, population 2.7 million. I advocate a comparable approach for you in the coming weeks. Just for now, distribute your blessings and attention and favors as evenly as possible, showing no favoritism toward a particular child or friend or pet or loved one or influence. Be an impartial observer, as well. Try to restrain biases and preferential treatment as you act with even-handed fair-mindedness. Don’t worry: You can eventually go back to being a subjective partisan if you want. For the foreseeable future, your well-being requires cordial neutrality.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me,” wrote Scorpio poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) in a letter to a friend. That sounds like a lot of energy to manage! And he didn’t always do a good job at it—although he did at times tap into his primal wellspring to create some interesting poetry. I’m going to use Thomas’s words in your horoscope, because I think that in the coming weeks you can be a subtle, refined, and mature blend of a beast, angel, and madperson. Be your wisest wild self, dear Scorpio!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Activist and author Rebecca Solnit writes, “The grounds of my hope have always been that history is wilder than our imagination of it and that the unexpected shows up far more regularly than we ever dream.” In my astrological estimation, her grounds for hope should also be yours in the coming weeks. The future is more wide-open than you might think. The apparent limitations of the past are at least temporarily suspended and irrelevant. Your fate is purged of some of your old conditioning and the inertia of tradition. I encourage you to make a break for freedom. Head in the direction of the Beautiful Unknown.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t stand straight, but tilts at an angle. Why? The soil it was built on is soft on one side. So the marble-and-limestone structure began to tip even before it was finished. That’s the weird news. The good news is that the tower has remained standing for more than eight centuries—and has stayed intact even though four major earthquakes have rolled through the area. Why? A research team of engineers determined it’s because of the soft foundation soil, which prevents the tower from resonating violently with the temblors. So the very factor that makes it odd is what keeps it strong. Is there a comparable phenomenon in your life? I believe there is. Now is a good time to acknowledge this blessing—and enhance your use of it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Even if you tend to pay more attention to what’s going wrong than what’s going right, I ask you to change your attitude for the next three weeks. Even if you believe that cynicism is an intelligent perspective and a positive attitude is a wasteful indulgence, I encourage you to suspend those beliefs. As an experiment—and in accordance with astrological potentials—I invite you to adopt the words of activist Helen Keller as your keynote: “Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it, while every pessimist would keep the world at a standstill. The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation is the same as in the life of the individual. Pessimism kills the instinct that urges people to struggle against poverty, ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of joy in the world.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Researchers in the UK found that 62 percent of the adult population brags that they’ve read classic books that they have not in fact read. Why? Mostly to impress others. George Orwell’s 1984 is the top-rated book for fake claims, followed by Tolstoy’s War and Peace, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and the Bible. I hope you won’t engage in anything like that type of behavior during the weeks ahead. In my opinion, it’s even more crucial than usual for you to be honest and authentic about who you are and what you do. Lying about it might seem to be to your advantage in the short run, but I guarantee it won’t be. ∆

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